Scopwick

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Scopwick
Scopwick Church.JPG
Church of the Holy Cross, Scopwick
Scopwick is located in Lincolnshire
Scopwick
Scopwick
Location within Lincolnshire
Population815 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF068580
• London115 mi (185 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN4
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°06′31″N 0°24′18″W / 53.108674°N 0.405056°W / 53.108674; -0.405056Coordinates: 53°06′31″N 0°24′18″W / 53.108674°N 0.405056°W / 53.108674; -0.405056

Scopwick is a small village and civil parish in the district of North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England, situated 6 miles (9.7 km) south from Lincoln. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 815.[1] The parish includes Kirkby Green, a hamlet to the east of Scopwick. The village main road runs parallel to a narrow stream.

The name Scopwick comes from old English. Scaep was an old word for sheep and wick meant farm.[2][3]

Grave of John Gillespie Magee

The village cemetery includes a War Graves site for airmen from RAF Coleby Grange and RAF Digby (originally RAF Scopwick), and includes that of the young Second World War poet and aviator John Gillespie Magee.

Part of the brick tower of Scopwick Tower Mill, which was built in 1827 and fell into disuse around 1912, remains standing.

History[edit]

Bronze Age burials and barrows have been found in Scopwick. There is evidence of a Roman settlement (coins, pottery, burials and a dwelling). A Saxon coin found in the village depicts Offa and has been dated to 757-796 AD.[4]

The village is mentioned in the 1066 Domesday Book as Scapeuic/Scapewic.[5]

Geography and ecology[edit]

A limestone stream runs through the village toward Kirkby Green and terminates near the railway. Wildlife on the stream includes moorhen, mallard, water mint and hart's tongue fern. Around Scopwick Hall there is a small deciduous woodland. To the northwest of the village is a quarry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  2. ^ An American Dictionary of the English Language
  3. ^ Chronicle Live
  4. ^ Archi UK
  5. ^ Archi UK

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