Welcome to Lincolnshire's Townpage

Alford - Pleasant market town with its straggling market-places faced by a mixture of Georgian and Victorian buildings. Most striking is the thatched Manor House containing the tourist information centre and local history museum. Five sailed windmill can be seen in operation on its open days. Well established local craft market on Fridays during the summer.

Bourne - An ancient and quiet town. The birthplace of Hereward the Wake. In an Elizabethan Manor, was the home of Sir Everard Digby, one of the Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot conspirators.

Gainsborough - A market town and inland port on the Trent, here crossed by a 18th century bridge. The black and white Manor House, Gainsborough Hall, dates from the 15th century. In it the Mayflower pilgrims worshipped before eventually escaping to America. King Alfred was married here in 868. It appears as St. Ugg's in "The Mill on the Floss".

Grantham - Grantham is the second largest town in the county of Lincolnshire, north of the region of Anglia and south of Yorkshire. This historical town has a royal charter which dates back to 1463, and examples of fine Edwardian and Georgian architecture can be fo

Famous people who originate from Lincolnshire include Lady Maragaret Thatcher, who was born in Grantham and Sir Issac Newton, the famous 17th Century scientist who discovered gravity.

Today Grantham is a thriving engineering and cattle and sheep farming town.

Horncastle - A red-roofed agricultural town on the river Bain near the scene of the battle of Winceby, where Cromwell made his name. Scythes, used either in this battle, or in the Pilgrimage of Grace, decorate the old church walls. Nearby is Scrivelsby Court, the home of the Dymokes, the King's Hereditary Champions.

Louth - Fifteen miles south of Grimsby. A pleasant town at the foot of the Lincolnshire wolds on the river Lud. On the Greenwich Meridian Line. The 13th century church has a spire 300 feet high. Tennyson was educated at the ancient grammar school.

Mablethorpe - Lively seaside resort with golden sand specialising in family holidays. Children's attractions include a miniature railway, paddling pool, crazygolf and fairground. There's an animal and bird garden, a sea front theatre and all sorts of sports facilities from sailing to golf.

Market Rasen - Unpretentious and traditional small market town. A few Georgian buildings but mainly Victorian, the most impressive being the Centenary Chapel with its stone columns and brick facade. The town has changed little during the 20th century, particularly notable being the original shop fronts. Home to the only race course in Lincolnshire, this popular course has nineteen National Hunt fixtures throughout the year.

Spilsby - A pleasant market town. Two buildings of great architectural merit- the White Hart and the Courthouse now a thriving theatre. The market-place is dominated by a statue of Sir John Franklin who was born here.

Woodhall Spa - An inland spa fifteen miles east of Lincoln, set among the pines and heather above the fens. Town developed after pump room built in 1820s. A delightful oasis, with attractive hotels and two golf coursse. Headquarters of the English Golfing Union. The chapel of St. Leonard is a fine example of Early English architecture, and has a marble effigy, dated 1212, of a Knight in armour. Medieval hunting lodge. Nearby is the dramatic Tattershall Castle built in the 1430s.

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