Tongue End

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Tongue End
Tongue End is located in Lincolnshire
Tongue End
Tongue End
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF161187
• London90 mi (140 km) S
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPE11
Dialling code01775
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°45′13″N 0°16′48″W / 52.75371°N 0.2801°W / 52.75371; -0.2801Coordinates: 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.[1] 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.

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  1. ^ a b c "The villages around Bourne, Lincolnshire - Tongue End". Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Lost Pubs In Tongue End, Lincolnshire",
  3. ^ "We think the confusion over just where the Stamford Canal starts and finishes can be overcome by our choosing our nomemclature more carefully", East Anglian Waterways Association
  4. ^ "The Welland & Deeping IDB"

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