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Donington, Lincolnshire

Donington

Church of St Mary and the Holy Rood, Donington
Donington is located in Lincolnshire
Donington
 Donington shown within Lincolnshire
Population 2,805 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference
   – London  100 S
Civil parish Donington
District South Holland
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Spalding
Postcode district PE11
Dialling code 01775
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament South Holland and The Deepings
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Donington is a large village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 8 miles (13 km) north from the market town of Spalding on the A152, and is bypassed by the A52. The parish includes the hamlet of Northorpe,[2] and falls within the drainage area of the Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board.[3] Donington is the birthplace of the explorer Matthew Flinders.

Governance

Donington is part of the electoral ward named Donington,Quadring and Gosberton. The total population of this ward taken at the 2011 census was 7,102.[4]

Community

The village has two public houses: the Queen Inn and the Black Bull. There is also a Coop and a Costcutter in the Market Place. Though Donington is on an operating passenger rail line with stopping services it has no station, and there has been no campaign to reopen the closed station, though in 2008 Hull Trains proposed reopening as a railhead to nearby Boston for a direct Lincoln to London service.

Donington has football teams for two age groups: Old Doningtonians for over eighteens, and Young Dons (established in 1996) for anyone under that age; Old Dons play in the Saturday Boston League and Young Dons on a Sunday in the Mid-Lincolnshire Junior League.

Landmarks

Donington Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Mary and the Holy Rood.[5] The church is almost a complete combination of early Decorated and late Perpendicular style. Its chancel, however, is mainly Early English. The church tower and spire rise to 240 feet (73 m).[6]

The Thomas Cowley School is a partly Grade II listed building.[7][8] The school is a non-selective secondary school for pupils aged 11 to 16.

References

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Northorpe hamlet".  
  3. ^ "The Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board". 
  4. ^ "Donington, Quadring and Gosberton ward population 2011". Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  5. ^  
  6. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 117, 118; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  7. ^ Historic England. "Old School Building at Cowleys School (1064457)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "North Wing of Cowleys School (1166210)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • "St Mary and the Holy Rood", Churches in England. Retrieved 21 July 2011
  • "Donington", Genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 21 July 2011
  • Thomas Cowley High School, Retrieved 7 July 2013
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