Edlington with Wispington

Coordinates: 53°13′34″N 0°09′14″W / 53.226°N 0.154°W / 53.226; -0.154


Church of St Helen, Edlington
Population 147 (Parish; 2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference TF2371
    - London 120 mi (190 km)  S
Civil parish Edlington with Wispington
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LN9
Dialling code 01507
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places

Edlington is a village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) north-west from the town of Horncastle, and in the civil parish of Edlington with Wispington. In the 2001 Census the parish population was recorded as 147.[1]

The parish contains the hamlet of Wispington, just under 2 miles (3 km) to the west from Edlington. Whispington contains the now closed listed church of St Margaret.[2]

Edlington Grade II listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Helen.[3] Originating in the 12th century, it was rebuilt in 1859 by James Fowler, but retained its Norman tower arch and Early English font.[4]

A further listed building is the late 16th-century Hall Farm House.[5]

William the Conqueror's men rode through Edlington with the Domesday Book, and next to the Church (in the grounds of Edlington Manor) archaeologists found evidence of a small Roman camp where they found pots of oxen bones, most likely used for ceremonial purposes. St Helen's church accommodated Oliver Cromwell and some of his men.


External links

  • Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 26 July 2011

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