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
Location within Lincolnshire
Population160 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF195833
• London125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast 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. 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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