Stixwould

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Stixwould
The Pond at Stixwould - geograph.org.uk - 46584.jpg
Pond at Stixwould
Stixwould is located in Lincolnshire
Stixwould
Stixwould
Stixwould shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF174659
• London 120 mi (190 km) S
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WOODHALL SPA
Postcode district LN10
Dialling code 01526
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°10′41″N 0°14′38″W / 53.177974°N 0.24375°W / 53.177974; -0.24375Coordinates: 53°10′41″N 0°14′38″W / 53.177974°N 0.24375°W / 53.177974; -0.24375

Stixwould is a small village in the civil parish of Stixwould and Woodhall , in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 13 miles (21 km) east from Lincoln and 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east from the large village of Woodhall Spa. The River Witham runs a little over a mile to the west of the village which lies on the southern end of the Lincolnshire Limewoods.

Church[edit]

St Peter's Church, Stixwould

The parish church is a Grade II listed building dedicated to Saint Peter, rebuilt in 1831 by Christopher Turner. The font dates from the 16th century.[1] A 13th-century grave slab, found on the site of Stixwould Abbey, leans against north side of the church tower.[2] There is also a 14th-century churchyard cross in the graveyard.[3]

Railway[edit]

Stixwould railway station and Signalbox

In 1846 the Great Northern railway company purchased the land to build a 58 miles (93 km) rail link from Peterborough to Lincoln along the banks of the River Witham. Works commenced in 1847 and the line opened on 17 October 1848[4] along with Stixwould station one mile to the west of the village. The station was closed on 5 October 1970 and the station building is now a private residence. The Water Rail Way, part of the National Cycle Network (Route 1) managed by Sustrans, now runs along the course of the tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Peters church, Stixwould". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Grave Slab". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Churchyard cross". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Disused Stations: Woodhall Spa Station". www.disused-stations.org.uk. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 

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