South Willingham

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South Willingham
South Willingham Church - - 186099.jpg
St Martin's Church, South Willingham
South Willingham is located in Lincolnshire
South Willingham
South Willingham
South Willingham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 160 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TF195833
• London 125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Market Rasen
Postcode district LN8
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°20′00″N 0°12′21″W / 53.333360°N 0.20591°W / 53.333360; -0.20591Coordinates: 53°20′00″N 0°12′21″W / 53.333360°N 0.20591°W / 53.333360; -0.20591

South Willingham is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west from the A157 road, 8 miles (13 km) south-east from Market Rasen, 10 miles (16 km) north from Horncastle and 10 miles west from Louth.

South Willingham is recorded in the Domesday Book as "Ulingeham".[2]

South Willingham Grade II listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Martin.[3] The church, built of greenstone, was rebuilt in 1835, but the Perpendicular style tower and screen remain. In 1964 Pevsner noted a 1571 paten cover by John Morley.[4][5]

Other Grade II listed buildings include four cottages and two farm houses[6]

The village had both a Wesleyan and a Free Methodist chapel,[7] both now converted to other use.

South Willingham was a railway station on the Great Northern Railway branch line from Bardney to Louth. The station closed in the 1950s.[8]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Documents Online: South Willingham", The National Archives. Retrieved 2 November 2011
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Martin (1359955)". National Heritage List for England (NHLE). Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 334; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  5. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire pp. 372, 373; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
  6. ^ "Listed Buildings in South Willingham", British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 June 2011
  7. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 708
  8. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 217. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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