The Penny Farthing Inn, Timberland
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Timberland is a village in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish (including Thorpe Tilney) at the 2011 census was 578. 9 miles (14 km) north-east from Sleaford, and on the Timberland Fen. Its closest neighbouring village is Martin, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north.It is situated
Genealogical records began around the 17th century showing that Timberland was a medieval village, possibly a small market town. The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew, and its parish records date back even further, to 1563.
The village Scopwick and Timberland railway station is now closed.
Timberland is situated near the Car Dyke, which used to be navigable. The village is 6 miles (10 km) west from Tattershall, 9 miles (14 km) north-east from Sleaford, and 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Woodhall Spa.
Set within a patchwork of fields in the wetlands of the Lincolnshire Fens, the village is just south of the River Witham and near to the village of Martin. The illustrated signpost with the town name has a plaque above showing the nearby Car Dyke waterway which was once navigable but later drained by small canals to make the surrounding land suitable for farm use.
Thorpe Tilney Hall is to the south-west. It was used as a setting for the BBC's 1980 Pride and Prejudice as Longbourn Hall.
The parish boundary with Walcott crosses the B1189 at Thorpe Tilney, part of the parish, to the south. To the west it meets Digby, then further north meets Scopwick, crosses the B1191, and follows the north-south Sleaford-Lincoln railway. It meets Martin, and the boundary passes eastwards, just south of the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre. It crosses the north-south B1189 then, between the village and Martin it follows part of Car Dyke around the south of Martin Wood, and follows Timberland Delph to the north-east. Timberland Drove follows this waterway to the south. At the River Witham, it meets East Lindsey and Woodhall Spa. This part of the parish is called Timberland Dales, and to the south is Thorpe Tilney Dales, and the boundary meets Tattershall Thorpe. At Engine Drain, the boundary heads westward from the River Witham, where it meets Dogdyke. At the junction of Dales Head Dike, it meets Walcott, and follows Walcott Delph and Walcott Bank westwards over Thorpe Tilney Fen. Towards Walcott it briefly follows Car Dyke northwards.
The village hall is the centre of village activities. There is a primary and middle school for local children nearby in the village of Martin. The partly Norman Anglican church of St Andrew's seats around 200 people. In the village is a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, and a public house, The Penny Farthing Inn. The surrounding area has small guest houses and other public houses.
Tattershall is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A153 Horncastle to Sleaford road, 1 mile (1.6 km) east from the point where that road crosses the River Witham. At its eastern end, Tattershall adjoins the village of Coningsby, with the two being separated by the River Bain and is 1 mile (1.6 km) south-east from the hamlet Tattershall Thorpe.
Metheringham is an English village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 3,605. It is about 9 miles (14 km) south of the city and county town of Lincoln and 10 miles (16 km) north of Sleaford. The centre of the village is a conservation area.
Nocton is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the B1202 road, 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Lincoln city centre. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 819. To the east of the village is Nocton Fen with its small settlement of Wasps Nest. To the west of the village, situated at the junction of Wellhead Lane and the B1188 road, is Nocton Top Cottages consisting of 8 further dwellings. At the south of the village are the remains of Nocton Hall, and 1 mile (2 km) to the east the earthwork remains of Nocton Park Priory.
Martin is a small village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population at the 2011 census was 866. It lies approximately 5 miles (8 km) west from Woodhall Spa and 3 miles (5 km) east from Metheringham. The village of Timberland is just to the south.
The Car Dyke was, and to a large extent still is, an 85-mile (137 km) long ditch which runs along the western edge of the Fens in eastern England. It is generally accepted as being of Roman age and, for many centuries, to have been taken as marking the western edge of the Fens. There, the consensus begins to break down.
Walcott is a small village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 566. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) north from Billinghay and 7 miles (11 km) north-east from the town of Sleaford.
The A17 road is a mostly single carriageway road linking Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, England, to King's Lynn in Norfolk. It stretches for a distance of 62 miles travelling across the flat fen landscapes of southern Lincolnshire and western Norfolk and links the East Midlands with East Anglia. The road is notable for its numerous roundabouts and notoriously dangerous staggered junctions and also for its most famous landmark, the Crosskeys Bridge at Sutton Bridge close to the Lincolnshire/Norfolk border which carries the road over the River Nene.
Woodhall Spa is a former spa town and civil parish in Lincolnshire, England, on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, 6 miles (10 km) south-west of Horncastle, 23 miles (37 km) west of Skegness, 15 miles (24 km) east-south-east of Lincoln and 17 miles (27 km) north-west of Boston. It is noted for its mineral springs, cinema and its Second World War association with the RAF 617 Squadron. The cinema has the last remaining rear screen projector in the country.
Billinghay is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The village is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) north-east from Sleaford, and lies on the B1189 Walcott road near its junction with the A153. Just south of the village towards Sleaford is North Kyme. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,808, increasinging to 2,190 at the 2011 census.
Heckington is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated between Sleaford and Swineshead Bridge, and south of the A17 road. Heckington, with 1,491 households, is one of the largest villages in Lincolnshire.. The population of the civil parish including Boughton was 3,353 at the 2011 census.
Heighington is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated about 4 miles (6 km) south-east from the city and county town of Lincoln.
Haconby is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2001 census was 448 increasing to 532 at the 2011 census. It is situated on the western edge of the Lincolnshire Fens, 3 miles (5 km) north from Bourne.
Kirkby Green is a small village in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The village lies east from Scopwick on the B1191 road to Timberland, 10 miles (16 km) south-east from the county town of Lincoln, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south-west from Woodhall Spa, and 8 miles (13 km) north from Sleaford.
Helpringham is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies on the edge of the Fens, and 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Sleaford. It is noted for its Grade I listed St Andrew's Church.
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Thorpe Tilney is a hamlet in the civil parish of Timberland in the district of North Kesteven, in the county of Lincolnshire, England. The hamlet is located directly south of Timberland, and stretches from Thorpe Tilney on the B1189 eastwards through Thorpe Tilney Fen to Thorpe Tilney Dales beside the River Witham. Thorpe Tilney was a civil parish between 1866 and 1931 when it was abolished to enlarge Timberland.
Ewerby and Evedon is a civil Parish in North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England. It includes the villages of Ewerby and Evedon, the hamlet of Haverholme, and is situated immediately west of Sleaford. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 509.
Branston and Mere is a civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated some 4 miles (6 km) roughly south-east from the city and county town of Lincoln. The parish is a long strip between the RAF Waddington airfield and the River Witham near Bardney. The A15 road crosses the extreme west and the parish is bisected by the Sleaford to Lincoln railway line The civil parish was created in 1931, by merging the two former parishes of Branston and Mere.