Welton, Lincolnshire

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Welton
St.Mary's church, Welton, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 76170.jpg
St Mary's Church, Welton
Welton is located in Lincolnshire
Welton
Welton
Location within Lincolnshire
Population4,327 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF015795
• London125 mi (201 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN2
Dialling code01673
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°18′10″N 0°28′33″W / 53.302878°N 0.475938°W / 53.302878; -0.475938Coordinates: 53°18′10″N 0°28′33″W / 53.302878°N 0.475938°W / 53.302878; -0.475938

Welton (or Welton by Lincoln) is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 4,327.[1] It is geographically situated 6 miles (10 km) north from Lincoln city centre. The name Welton by Lincoln distinguishes it from other Weltons in Lincolnshire: Welton le Wold and Welton le Marsh.

History[edit]

The name means, roughly, "village with a well",[citation needed] and a village well exists, complete with Victorian pump.[citation needed] There is evidence of both Roman and Celtic settlement, and the village was established by the time of the Domesday Book, in which it is mentioned as "Welletone".[citation needed]

The village church, the Prebendal Church of St Mary, was originally Norman, but only a few fragments of this survive in the tower walls; the present building is in the Early English style from around 1250.[citation needed] The six church bells were cast by Henry Harrison, nephew of John Harrison the carpenter and clockmaker.[citation needed]

The 2001 Census recorded a resident village population of 5,000. However, this figure is for Welton ward, which includes other smaller villages nearby. The population of Welton civil parish was 3,821.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Welton is noted for the rare chalk formation known as the 'Welton Band'.[citation needed] The layer is not visible from Welton, but on just seven sites much further north-east.[citation needed]

To the south is the neighbouring village of Dunholme, near the A46. RAF Dunholme Lodge (on which the comprehensive school is built [2]) is next to both villages and was a wartime bomber base.[3]

Amenities[edit]

Welton has two public houses: The Falconer, and The Black Bull which is reputedly haunted.[4]

On the village playing field is a Sports and Social Club. There is also a War Memorial,[5] a golf course, campsite, Co-op store, local butchers and a veterinary clinic. The village library was refurbished in February 2008.[6]

Village schools are William Farr secondary school on Lincoln Road, and St Mary's C of E Primary Academy is on School Drive.

The village has three Preschools.

Welton youth football team provides for competitive teams between the ages of 8 and 18. In conjunction with Welton Parish Council, the clubhouse at Manor Park maintains a record of top scorers.[7]

The Scout Hut provides activities for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.williamfarr.lincs.sch.uk/about-us
  3. ^ bomber base on RAF MoD Website
  4. ^ Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore Ghost Stations Lincolnshire - Pages 120-128
  5. ^ War memorial
  6. ^ library page on official Lincolnshire Council web site
  7. ^ https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/VenueDetails.aspx?venuecode=12991

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