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Osgodby, Lincolnshire

There is an unrelated hamlet of Osgodby in the parish of Lenton, Keisby and Osgodby, South Kesteven

Coordinates: 53°25′13″N 0°23′18″W / 53.420172°N 0.388325°W / 53.420172; -0.388325

Osgodby

Osgodby
Lincolnshire
Population 646 (2001)
OS grid reference TF072926
    - London 130 mi (210 km)  S
District West Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Market Rasen
Postcode district LN8
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Gainsborough
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Osgodby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.

Osgodby is close to the A1103 and A46 roads, and 3 miles (5 km) north-west from the market town of Market Rasen. The parish contains the small villages of Kingerby, Kirkby cum Osgodby, Osgodby itself, Usselby, and the hamlet of Bishopbridge.[1] To the north is North Owersby. Nearby to the west is the north-south River Ancholme. The population of the parish is 646.

History

At the time of Domesday Book the village consisted of 41 households.[2]

There are medieval settlement remains, including a moat, visible as earthworks and thought to be part of Tournay Manor which was established during the 14th century. In 1424 John Tournay was given as a gift land on the south side of Osgodby, but the principal residence of the family was at Caenby.[3] During the Second World War there was an army camp at Osgodby, and 60 accommodation huts were dispersed within nearby woodland. The location has been identified but no trace remains today.[4]

Community

The village public house is the Crown Inn on Main Street.

Bishopbridge


Bishopbridge is a hamlet at the western limit of the parish of Osgodby, on the A631 and is named after the bridge that crosses the River Ancholme at this point. The hamlet consists of a public house and a few farms and houses.[5]

The settlement marks the upper limit of the navigation of the Ancholme, which was created by an Act of Parliament in 1767, which records the location as Bishop Brigys, in a later Act of 1802 it has changed to Bishop Briggs.[6]

The navigation ends where there is a measurement weir at the gauging station that records the flow of the river. On the adjacent River Rase, another weir and gauging station measures the flow of that river. Both sites are listed as Bishopbridge.[7][8]

References

External links

  • Osgodby Parish Council
  • Osgodby Primary School
  • BBC Lincolnshire
  • Statistics for the parish
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