Tongue End

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Tongue End
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Tongue End
Location within Lincolnshire
Population41 
OS grid reference TF161187
  London 90 mi (140 km)  S
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SPALDING
Postcode district PE11
Dialling code 01775
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52°45′13″N0°16′48″W / 52.75371°N 0.2801°W / 52.75371; -0.2801 Coordinates: 52°45′13″N0°16′48″W / 52.75371°N 0.2801°W / 52.75371; -0.2801

Tongue End is a small village in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 4 miles (6 km) east from Bourne and 6 miles (10 km) south-west from Spalding, and alongside the Counter Drain that runs between Baston and Pode Hole.

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Tongue End comprises Victorian red-brick farmworkers' cottages and early 20th-century former council houses. [1] It once had a village school (built in 1876), and three public houses. [1] [2]

The name is said to refer to the shape of the land between the rivers Glen and Bourne Eau. [1] There is a location on the Stamford Canal which is similarly formed and has the same name. [3]

Tongue End falls within the drainage area of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board. [4] Gilbert Heathcote's tunnel drained into the Counter Drain nearby.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "The villages around Bourne, Lincolnshire - Tongue End". Homepages.which.net. Archived from the original on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2008.
  2. "Lost Pubs In Tongue End, Lincolnshire", Closedpubs.co.uk
  3. "We think the confusion over just where the Stamford Canal starts and finishes can be overcome by our choosing our nomemclature more carefully", East Anglian Waterways Association
  4. "The Welland & Deeping IDB"