Threekingham

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Threekingham
St.Peter's church, Threekingham - geograph.org.uk - 147411.jpg
St Peter's Church, Threekingham
Threekingham is located in Lincolnshire
Threekingham
Threekingham
Threekingham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 233 (2011)
OS grid reference TF091364
• London 100 mi (160 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SLEAFORD
Postcode district NG34
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
England
LincolnshireCoordinates: 52°54′51″N 0°22′42″W / 52.914035°N 0.378225°W / 52.914035; -0.378225

Threekingham (sometimes Threckingham) is a village in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 233.[1] It is situated on the A52 Grantham to Boston road, 6 miles (10 km) south from Sleaford, and close to the A15 Threekingham Bar roundabout. Mareham Lane, the Roman Road aligned with King Street, crosses the A15 at Threekingham.

History[edit]

Threekingham parish church is dedicated to St. Peter ad Vincula[2] (St Peter in chains).[3] The village public house is the Three Kings Inn.[4]

The Medieval Stow Fair was held nearby, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south. It is possible that it was the site of the early medieval nunnery founded in the late 7th century by Saint Werburh, dedicated to Saint Æthelthryth, and probably destroyed by the Danes c. 870.[5]

There are ancient earthworks and a mound called Threekingham Beacon to the west of the village.[6] The post-medieval garden features overlie much older earthworks and tumuli. The remains of a moated manor house are in Hall Lane.[7]

There is a Whalebone Arch marking the entrance to Laundon Hall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Geograph
  3. ^ Historic England. "St Peters Church (348571)". PastScape. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Three Kings Inn, Threekingham", Geograph
  5. ^ Historic England. "National Monument Record for St Æthelreda's nunnery (348635)". PastScape. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "National Monument Record for gardens of West Hall (348561)". PastScape. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "National Monument Record for moated manor (348580)". PastScape. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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