Whaplode Drove

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Whaplode Drove
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Whaplode Drove church
Whaplode Drove is located in Lincolnshire
Whaplode Drove
Whaplode Drove
Whaplode Drove shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF319133
• London 80 mi (130 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SPALDING
Postcode district PE12
Dialling code 01406
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°42′08″N 0°02′52″W / 52.7021°N 0.0479°W / 52.7021; -0.0479Coordinates: 52°42′08″N 0°02′52″W / 52.7021°N 0.0479°W / 52.7021; -0.0479

Whaplode Drove is a village in the civil parish of Whaplode , in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] It is approximately 10 miles (16 km) south from the market town of Spalding. The hamlet of Shepeau Stow is 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south-west.

Whaplode Drove is a largely rural village and lies in the middle of the Lincolnshire Fens.


The village has a post office with shop, a church, garage and a social club.

The ecclesiastical parish is Whaplode Drove. The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist. The parish is part of the Whaplode Drove Group of the Deanery of Elloe East. The only other parish in the group is Gedney Hill. The incumbent is The Revd R J Morrison.[2]

The church maintains a church hall,[3] and the village also has The Elizabethan centre, a community hall intended to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, but which took until 1982 to be built.[4][5]


Peace & Freedom Press is based in the village.[6]

The Whaplode Drove Gazette is a newspaper based in the village.[7]


  1. ^ "Whaplode drove ward". Whaplode parish council. Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Parish of Whaplode Drove". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "St John Baptist Church Hall". Community Lincs. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Whaplode Drove". Whaplode parish council. Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Elizabethan centre". Details of Venues. Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Bennett, Jim. "Peace and Freedom Press". Poetry Publishers. The poetry kit. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Max, Pell. "Whaplode Drove Gazette". Whaplode Drove Gazette. Whaplode Drove Gazette. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 

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