Withcall

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Withcall
Withcall Parish Church-by-Dave-Hitchborne.jpg
The church of St Martin, Withcall
Withcall is located in Lincolnshire
Withcall
Withcall
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF326874
• London125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLOUTH
Postcode districtLN11
Dialling code01507
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°20′07″N 0°04′30″W / 53.3353°N 0.0750°W / 53.3353; -0.0750Coordinates: 53°20′07″N 0°04′30″W / 53.3353°N 0.0750°W / 53.3353; -0.0750

Withcall is a small farming village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.[1][2] It lies within the Lincolnshire Wolds, and 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west from Louth .

The village was served by Withcall railway station, a small station halt on the long-since defunct Louth to Bardney line; a section of the platform edge still remains, and there is a well-preserved tunnel close-by.[3] Work on the building of the tunnel started in January 1852; the tunnel is 971 yards (888 m) long. The first passenger train passed through the tunnel in 1876 and the last train in 1956.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 122 Skegness & Horncastle (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319229392.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps". www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Forgotten Relics: Withcall Tunnel". www.forgottenrelics.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Withcall at Wikimedia Commons