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Burgh-le-Marsh

Coordinates: 53°09′40″N 0°14′17″E / 53.1610°N 0.2380°E / 53.1610; 0.2380

Burgh-le-Marsh

St Peter and St Paul's Church, Burgh-le-Marsh
Lincolnshire
Population 2,016 
OS grid reference TF501650
    - London 110 mi (180 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SKEGNESS
Postcode district PE24
Dialling code 01754
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Boston and Skegness
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Burgh-le-Marsh is a town to the west of Skegness in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] The A158 used to run through from west to east but this was rerouted when a new bypass opened in late 2007. The village has a population of 2,016.

Geography

The town is built on a large hill surrounded by former marsh land, and the marsh influenced the town's name, Burgh Le Marsh. Both the windmill and church are visible from far distances. The bypass was opened on 30 November 2007, having started in September 2006, and has reduced traffic congestion dramatically.[2][3] A Roman road passes through the town on the way to Skegness, and comes from the north-west via Tetford and Ulceby.[4] The town is on the site of a former Roman fort.


Saxon burial mound

Near the parish church is a large mound, where Saxon burial remains were found during the 1930s.[5] There is a dip in the top of the mound, it is suggested that it was used for cockfighting, and to this day it is known as Cock Hill.

Facilities

Shops

There is a traditional butcher, baker and convenience shops. There is also a fishmonger, a post office, a Chinese takeaway, a fish and chip shop, a library, a market, an estate agent and a florist.

Public houses

Local public houses include the Fleece Inn on the Market Square, the Red Lion in Storey's Lane, and the Bell Hotel, White Hart Hotel, White Swan and Ye Olde Burgh Inn on the High Street.[6][7]

Church

Burgh-le-Marsh Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.[8] There is a Baptist church and Methodist chapel.[9][10][11][12]

Railway station

There was once a Burgh-le-Marsh railway station on the line between Boston and Louth, but it is now closed.


Windmills

The town has two tower mills, the untarred Hanson's Mill of 1855 (originally four-sailed), now a residence, and the tarred Dobson's Mill, which is run as a museum.[13] Built in 1813 by Sam Oxley (who also built Alford Windmill a sister mill in the nearby town of Alford, Lincolnshire) it is unusual in being the only left-handed tower mill having five sails. "Left-handed sails" mean they rotate clockwise when viewed from the front - a very rare type of windmill.[14][15]

Twinning

Burgh le Marsh is twinned with the town of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe in the Pays de la Loire in France. This twinning began in 1988 and has celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The celebrations took place on the weekend of 18 May 2013. The Chairman of the Burgh le Marsh Twinning Association is Neil Cooper and for the Beaumont sur Sarthe Twinning Association is Claude Menard.[16]

References

External links

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  • Burgh le Marsh Church Website
  • Burgh Le Marsh Town website
  • Town council
  • Poacher Country
  • Visit Lincolnshire
  • St Peter & St Paul CE Primary school

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