Sixhills

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Sixhills
Sixhills Church - geograph.org.uk - 186073.jpg
Church of All Saints, Sixhills
Sixhills is located in Lincolnshire
Sixhills
Sixhills
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF170869
• London135 mi (217 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°22′00″N 0°14′30″W / 53.366604°N 0.241632°W / 53.366604; -0.241632Coordinates: 53°22′00″N 0°14′30″W / 53.366604°N 0.241632°W / 53.366604; -0.241632

Sixhills is a village in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, about 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east from Market Rasen. It lies just south of the A631 between Market Rasen and Ludford. It is in the civil parish of North Willingham.

The Church of All Saints was designed by James Fowler (1869 and 1875).[1]

Gilbertine nunnery[edit]

The village was the site of a former nunnery of the Gilbertine Order, founded in the twelfth century.[2] At the behest of Edward I Gwladys ferch Dafydd was sent there; she remained until her death in 1336.[3] Scottish Princess Christina Bruce was also imprisoned there from 1306 to 1315.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1359515)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ Page, W. (editor) (1906). "Houses of the Gilbertine order: The priory of Sixhills, A History of the County of Lincoln". pp. 194–195. Retrieved 22 January 2014.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Princes of Gwynedd, princesofgwynedd.com. Retrieved 22 January 2014.

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