Witham on the Hill

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Witham on the Hill
Church of St Andrew, Witham on the Hill - geograph.org.uk - 203015.jpg
St Andrew, Witham on the Hill
Witham on the Hill is located in Lincolnshire
Witham on the Hill
Witham on the Hill
Witham on the Hill shown within Lincolnshire
Population 260 (2011 census)
OS grid reference TF053165
• London 85 mi (137 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Witham on the Hill
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOURNE
Postcode district PE10
Dialling code 01778
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
52°44′10″N 0°26′28″W / 52.73616°N 0.44102°W / 52.73616; -0.44102Coordinates: 52°44′10″N 0°26′28″W / 52.73616°N 0.44102°W / 52.73616; -0.44102

Witham on the Hill is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] The population of the civil parish was 260 at the 2011 census.[2]

History[edit]

Witham-on-the-Hill stocks

The hall was once owned by descendents of Archdeacon Robert Johnson, the founder of Oakham and Uppingham Schools, including Lieutenant-General William Augustus Johnson MP.[3]

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.[4]

The original village stocks and whipping post are preserved under a modern canopy.[5]

In 2002, West Farm (on the Little Bytham road) had trials for GM Rapeseed planted by Aventis.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

The village is between the east and west tributaries of the River Glen, and despite its name, is not on the top of its 'hill', which reaches a peak 1 mile (1.6 km) west towards Careby. It is approximately 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the A6121 Bourne-Stamford road. To the west is Little Bytham, and to the east are Manthorpe and Toft. The predominant landowner in the area is the Grimsthorpe Estate.

The civil parish covers a large area, extending north into Grimsthorpe Park and Dobbins Wood where it meets the boundary of Edenham, and the boundary with Toft with Lound and Manthorpe is mostly along the A6121. Manthorpe, Bourne used to be part of the civil parish.

Community[edit]

The village has a co-educational preparatory school, Witham Hall, which marked its 50th year in 2009. The nearest state primary school is on Creeton Road in Little Bytham. Secondary schools are in Bourne.

The Six Bells public house is on the road to the A6121.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Witham on the Hill". Parishes in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Needle, Rex. "Village history". 
  4. ^ Historic England. "the church (348189)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "National monument record for stocks (348192)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "GM weeds finally destroyed". Archived press release. Friends of The Earth. 7 December 2001. 
  7. ^ Lean, Geoffrey (28 October 2007). "GM: The Secret Files". The Independent. The spectre of GM contamination has cost John Turner dear. A succession of trials near his 250 acre farm in Little Bytham, south Lincolnshire, between 2000 and 2002 forced him to stop growing certain crops – suffering heavy financial losses as a result. 

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