Thorpe St Peter

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Thorpe St Peter
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Thorpe St Peter
Location within Lincolnshire
Population320 (2011) [1]
OS grid reference TF484606
  London 115 mi (185 km)  S
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Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Skegness
Postcode district PE24
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53°07′22″N0°12′58″E / 53.122815°N 0.216230°E / 53.122815; 0.216230 Coordinates: 53°07′22″N0°12′58″E / 53.122815°N 0.216230°E / 53.122815; 0.216230

Thorpe St Peter is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, about 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west from the town of Wainfleet.

Civil parish Territorial designation and lowest tier of local government in England

In England, a civil parish is a type of administrative parish used for local government, they are a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority. Civil parishes can trace their origin to the ancient system of ecclesiastical parishes which historically played a role in both civil and ecclesiastical administration; civil and religious parishes were formally split into two types in the 19th century and are now entirely separate. The unit was devised and rolled out across England in the 1860s.

East Lindsey Non-metropolitan district in England

East Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. The population of the district council was 136,401 at the 2011 census. The council is based in Manby near Louth. Other major settlements in the district include Alford, Spilsby, Mablethorpe, Skegness, Horncastle and Chapel St Leonards.

Lincolnshire County of England

Lincolnshire is a county in eastern England, with a long coastline on the North Sea to the east. It borders Norfolk to the south east, Cambridgeshire to the south, Rutland to the south west, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to the west, South Yorkshire to the north west, and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north. It also borders Northamptonshire in the south for just 20 yards (19 m), England's shortest county boundary. The county town is the city of Lincoln, where the county council has its headquarters.

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Thorpe is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as having 33 households, two mills and a church. [2]

Domesday Book 11th-century survey of landholding in England as well as the surviving manuscripts of the survey

Domesday Book is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states:

Then, at the midwinter [1085], was the king in Gloucester with his council .... After this had the king a large meeting, and very deep consultation with his council, about this land; how it was occupied, and by what sort of men. Then sent he his men over all England into each shire; commissioning them to find out "How many hundreds of hides were in the shire, what land the king himself had, and what stock upon the land; or, what dues he ought to have by the year from the shire."

The parish church, dedicated to Saint Peter is a Grade I listed building dating from 1200 with later additions and alterations, and restored in the 19th century. It is built of greenstone and limestone. The west tower dates from the mid-14th century, and there is an early 13th-century font. [3]

Saint Peter apostle and first pope

Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, Sham'un al-Safa, Cephas, or Peter the Apostle, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, and the first leader of the early Church.

Listed building Protected historic structure in the United Kingdom

A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.

Victorian restoration movement to refurbish and rebuild Church of England churches and cathedrals

The Victorian restoration was the widespread and extensive refurbishment and rebuilding of Church of England churches and cathedrals that took place in England and Wales during the 19th-century reign of Queen Victoria. It was not the same process as is understood today by the term building restoration.

Thorpe Culvert railway station was opened here in 1873. [4]

Thorpe Culvert railway station Station in Lincolnshire, England

Thorpe Culvert railway station serves the village of Thorpe St Peter in Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 7 miles (11 km) from Skegness and 16.75 miles (27 km) from Boston.

Sport

Thorpe St Peter is home to the Wainfleet & District Sporting Motorcycle Club. It hosts Motorcycle Grasstrack Racings International Lincolnshire Poacher and in 2011 held the European Grasstrack Championship Final.

Grasstrack

Motorcycle Grasstrack is a form of motorcycle racing which typically, in its current form, takes place on a flat track consisting of two straights and two bends usually constructed in a field. It is one of the oldest types of motorcycle sports in the UK with the first meetings having taken place in the 1920s.

European Grasstrack Championship

The European Grasstrack Championship is a motorcycle championship and is organised by Union Européenne de Motocyclisme. The first championship took place in 1978 at Hereford Racecourse, England and was won by Chris Baybutt. The competitors qualified though two semi-finals. Don Godden of England won the first semi-final in Artigues de Lussac, France and Skjold Larsen of Denmark won the second in Stadskanaal, Netherlands.

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References

  1. "Parish population 2011" . Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. Thorpe St Peter in the Domesday Book . Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  3. Historic England. "Church of St Peter, Thorpe St Peter (1223796)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  4. Historic England. "Thorpe Culvert railway station (507093)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 August 2011.