Wainfleet, Lincolnshire


Wainfleet, Lincolnshire

Infobox UK place
official_name= Wainfleet All Saints
country= England
region= East Midlands
population= 1,964
os_grid_reference= TF4959
latitude= 53.1079
longitude= 0.237
map_type= Lincolnshire
post_town= SKEGNESS
postcode_area= PE
postcode_district= PE24
dial_code= 01754
constituency_westminster= Boston and Skegness
civil_parish=
shire_district= East Lindsey
shire_county= Lincolnshire

Wainfleet All Saints is an ancient port and market town on the east coast of Lincolnshire, England situated on the B1195, which leads to Spilsby, and the River Steeping (Wainfleet Haven). Close by on the A52 is Wainfleet St Mary.

It is a holiday destination close to Skegness, Boston, Spilsby, the Lincolnshire Wolds and the Coast.

Landmarks

The town stands on the former Roman settlement of "Vainono".

The town is famous for the Batemans Brewery and the [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A251137 Magdalen College School] founded by William of Waynflete in 1484. Skegness Grammar School has a boarding house in the town on "Low Road". It is notable for its Market Place clock tower and "Barkham Street", a replica of an east London street uncomfortably situated in a village setting. The parish church of Wainfleet All Saints was built in 1820-21 and replaced a medieval church two miles to the west of the town, which had become unsafe.

Just off the A52 both north and south of the village of Wainfleet All Saints can be seen two mounds both believed to be viking burial mounds. A number of coins from the period have been found in the vicinity.

Pubs in Wainfleet are the " [http://www.bateman.co.uk/tenancy/woolpack_wainfleet.htm Woolpack Hotel] ", " [http://www.bateman.co.uk/tenancy/royal_oak.htm Royal Oak] ", and the Red Lion on the "High Street".

Transport Links

The village was the end on the Great Northern Railway until the construction of the town of Skegness some 6-7 miles east. The train station is on "Station Road", and is on the Nottingham to Skegness Line.

ee also

* RAF Wainfleet - local bombing range.

External links

* [http://www.wainfleet.info Town web site]
* [http://www.visitlincolnshire.com/exec/104152/1104 Visit Lincolnshire]
* [http://www.emtowns.org.uk/market-towns-week/town-info.php?town=Wainfleet East Midlands Market Towns]
* [http://www.superspeedtrack.com/ Wainfleet & District Motorcycle Club]


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