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St Andrew's Church, Willoughton
Willoughton is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population341 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK930931
• London140 mi (230 km) SSE
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGainsborough
Postcode districtDN21
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°25′37″N 0°36′05″W / 53.426926°N 0.601379°W / 53.426926; -0.601379Coordinates: 53°25′37″N 0°36′05″W / 53.426926°N 0.601379°W / 53.426926; -0.601379

Willoughton is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) west from the A15 road, 13 miles (21 km) north from Lincoln and 3 miles (5 km) south from Kirton Lindsey. According to the 2001 Census the village had a population of 330, increasing to 341 at the 2011 census.[1]

The church of St Andrew was built in 1794 to replace earlier buildings on the site, and was restored in 1888. It is of Georgian style.[2] There was a Primitive Methodist church[3] in the village for many years; it closed in 1979 and has since been converted into apartments.[citation needed]

Willoughton has a post office and village shop, a primary school, village hall and a public house, the Stirrup.

Lincolnshire preceptories[edit]

Until their disbandment in 1312, the Knights Templar were major landowners on the higher lands of Lincolnshire, where they had a number of preceptories on property which provided income, while Temple Bruer was an estate on the Lincoln Heath, believed to have been used also for military training.[4] The preceptories from which the Lincolnshire properties were managed were:[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (327138)". PastScape. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Chapel (1381378)". PastScape. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  4. ^ Ward, Penny. Dennis Mills (2nd ed.) (ed.). The Knights Templar in Kesteven (2 ed.). Heckington: Heritage Lincolnshire Publications. ISBN 978-0-948639-47-0.
  5. ^ Page, William, ed. (1906). A History of the County of Lincoln. Victoria County History. 2. pp. 210-213 'Houses of Knights Templars: Willoughton, Eagle, Aslackby, South Witham and Temple Bruer'. Retrieved 12 February 2011.

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