Uffington, Lincolnshire

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Uffington
St. Michael and All Angels, Uffington - geograph.org.uk - 120674.jpg
St Michael and All Angels' Church, Uffington
Uffington is located in Lincolnshire
Uffington
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Uffington shown within Lincolnshire
Population686 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF062076
• London85 mi (137 km) S
District
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Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSTAMFORD
Postcode districtPE9
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52°39′22″N 0°25′49″W / 52.656138°N 0.430162°W / 52.656138; -0.430162Coordinates: 52°39′22″N 0°25′49″W / 52.656138°N 0.430162°W / 52.656138; -0.430162

Uffington is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 686.[1] It is situated in the valley of the River Welland, between Stamford and The Deepings.

Geography[edit]

Newstead Mill

The village lies 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Stamford on the A1175 (previously the A16) where the low Jurassic clay and cornbrash ridge on which it stands lies 100 feet (30 m) or so above the level of The Fens.

Uffington Park, the grounds of a country house built in 1681 by the Bertie family and demolished by fire in 1904, lies between the village and the River Welland.[2] Subsidiary buildings of Uffington House remain.[3]

To the north-east is Casewick House, a Grade I listed building. It was a medieval house remodelled in the 17th century by the Trollope family and divided into three units and sold in the 1980s.[4]

Towards Stamford lay Newstead Priory. Newstead Mill is a Grade II listed watermill on the River Gwash; it is now converted to flats.

Community[edit]

The Grade I listed parish church, St Michael and All Angels, dates back to the 12th century and was majorly restored in 1864 by Edward Browning.[5] It is part of the Uffington Group of churches that also includes Tallington, Barholm, West Deeping Wilsthorpe, Braceborough and Greatford. On the west side of the village is a nursery, and on the Market Deeping side, The Bertie Arms public house is on Bertie Lane.

The village holds an annual Scarecrow Adventure trail where visitors participate in early May Bank Holiday festivities and search for scarecrows around the village.

Until 1961 the village was served by Uffington and Barnack railway station. Today the village is served by Delaine Buses on the Stamford to Market Deeping route.

Lost village[edit]

Casewick House is the location of a Deserted Medieval Village mentioned as "Casuic" in the Domesday survey, and as "Casewick" in a tax list of 1334. By 1816 only Casewick House and one other house had survived.[6]

Governance[edit]

Signpost in Uffington

Uffington is served by a parish council, two district councillors who represent Casewick Ward on South Kesteven District Council and a county councillor representing Deepings West & Rural Division on Lincolnshire County Council. The district councillors re-elected in 2015 are Kelham Cooke (Con) and Rosemary Trollope-Bellew (Con). The county councillor elected in 2017 is Rosemary Trollope-Bellew (Con).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Uffington House". Lostheritage.org.uk. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Uffington House and Park, Uffington". Lincs to the Past. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  4. ^ Historic England. "CASEWICK HALL (1165624)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Church of St Michael and All Angels: A Grade I Listed Building in Uffington, Lincolnshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ Historic England. "DMV at Casewick (347796)". PastScape. Retrieved 11 April 2010.

External links[edit]

Gate lodges to the former Uffington House