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Gunness

Gunness

Church of St Barbabas, Gunness
Gunness is located in Lincolnshire
Gunness
Gunness
 Gunness shown within Lincolnshire
Population 2,490 (2001)
OS grid reference
   – London 145 mi (233 km)  S
District North Lincolnshire
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN15
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Brigg and Goole
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Gunness (or Gunhouse) is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 3 miles (5 km) west from Scunthorpe, and on the east bank of the River Trent.

On the Doncaster Road is the Grade II listed Rectory and Stable Block, built by James Fowler of Louth in 1864-66.[1][2]

History

In 1933 Kelly's Directory noted Gunness as:

a township and small village... deriving its name from forming a ness or promontory in the River Trent. It has a station, for goods only, about half a mile distant on the South Yorkshire branch of the London and North Eastern railway, and is three-quarters of a mile from Althorpe station and 3½ miles west from Scunthorpe on the same railway, 18 miles north from Gainsborough and 175 from London. It was formerly a chapelry in the parish of West Halton, but together with Burringham was formed into an ecclesiastical parish Oct. 15, 1861, from the ecclesiastical parishes of Bottesford, Frodingham and Crosby, and is in the Brigg division of the county, parts of Lindsey, north division of Manley wapentake, rural district of Glanford Brigg, county court district of Brigg, petty sessional division of Scunthorpe, rural deanery of Manlake, warp. The chief crops are wheat, clover, oats and potatoes. The area of the ecclesiastical parish is 2,808 acres, of the township 491 acres of land, 62 of tidal water and 18 of foreshore; the population in 1921 was 102 in the township and in the ecclesiastical parish of Gunness-cum-Burringham, 1,077 (which includes parts of Brumby (Rural) and Flixborough civil parishes).[3]

Transport

The nearest railway station is at Althorpe.

References

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  3. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1933, p. 274

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Gunness Parish Council
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