Donington, Lincolnshire

Donington, Lincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°54′15″N 0°11′54″W / 52.904035°N 0.19824609°W / 52.904035; -0.19824609

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St Mary and the Holy Rood church, Donington
Donington is located in Lincolnshire

 Donington shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF 21280 35586
District South Holland
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Spalding
Postcode district PE11
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 village and civil parish in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies 8 miles (13 km) north of the market town of Spalding on the A152, and is bypassed by the A52. The parish includes the hamlet of Northorpe,[1] and falls within the drainage area of the Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board.[2] Donington is the birthplace of the explorer Matthew Flinders.

Donnington Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Mary and the Holy Rood.[3] 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.[4]

Thomas Cowley School, parts of which are Grade II listed,[5][6] was founded by Thomas Cowley in 1701 to teach twenty poor children to read and write.[4] Explorer Matthew Flinders studied at the school (now called Thomas Cowley High School[7]) as did Lord (Donald) Bruce of Donington, a Labour peer who helped establish the NHS.

The village has three pubs: the Queen Inn, the Black Swan and the Black Bull. There is also a Coop in the Market Place.

Donnington has football teams for two age groups: Old Doningtonians for over sixteens, and Young Dons (established in 1996) for under sixteens; both play in the Saturday Boston League and the Mid-Lincolnshire Junior League.


  1. ^ "Northorpe hamlet". GENUKI. GENUKI. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board". 
  3. ^ "Church of St Mary and the Holy Rood", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 21 July 2011
  4. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 117, 118; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  5. ^ "Old School Building at Cowleys School", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 21 July 2011
  6. ^ "North Wing of Cowleys School", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 21 July 2011
  7. ^ Thomas Cowley High School

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