Tongue End

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tongue End
Tongue End is located in Lincolnshire
Tongue End
Tongue End
Tongue End shown within Lincolnshire
Population 41 
OS grid reference TF161187
• London 90 mi (140 km) S
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SPALDING
Postcode district PE11
Dialling code 01775
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
LincolnshireCoordinates: 52°45′13″N 0°16′48″W / 52.75371°N 0.2801°W / 52.75371; -0.2801

Tongue End is a small village in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 4 miles (6 km) east from Bourne and 6 miles (10 km) south-west from Spalding, and alongside the Counter Drain that runs between Baston and Pode Hole.

Tongue End comprises Victorian red-brick farmworkers' cottages and early 20th-century former council houses.[1] It once had a village school (built in 1876), and three public houses.[1][2]

The name is said to refer to the shape of the land between the rivers Glen and Bourne Eau.[citation needed] There is a location on the Stamford Canal which is similarly formed and has the same name.[3]

Tongue End falls within the drainage area of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.[4] Gilbert Heathcote's tunnel drained into the Counter Drain nearby.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Tongue End at Wikimedia Commons