North Hykeham


North Hykeham

Coordinates: 53°10′55″N 0°35′06″W / 53.1819°N 0.5849°W / 53.1819; -0.5849

North Hykeham
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Coat of arms of North Hykeham
North Hykeham is located in Lincolnshire
North Hykeham

 North Hykeham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 11,538 
OS grid reference SK945659
District North Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LINCOLN
Postcode district LN6
Dialling code 01522
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham
List of places: UK • England • Lincolnshire

North Hykeham is administratively a town immediately south of Lincoln, in the county of Lincolnshire, England. Geographically it is part of the greater Lincoln urban sprawl, and comprises 4,915 dwellings. It was originally spelt North Hyckham, and is commonly referred to as just Hykeham.

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Geography

Newark Road is built directly on top of the old Roman road, otherwise known as Fosse Way; it has been numbered as the A1434 road, though until December 1985 it was the A46. North of the road is Hykeham railway station on the Nottingham to Lincoln Line, which has only a few trains that stop each day. Further along Mill Lane to the south is South Hykeham.

To the east, the parish boundary briefly lies next to the River Witham and the North Hykeham Pump Drain, where it borders Waddington. It deviates to the west from the Witham, following the Pump Drain, then follows the Witham further south from Hykeham Bridge for a half mile. To the south it follows The Beck, with South Hykeham to the south, and passes to the south of Grange Farm. it crosses Newark Road (A1434) at Ascot Way. At Pike Drain, near the Sailing Club and Teal Lake, it borders Doddington and Whisby. Directly north of the Sailing Club, it crosses the railway, then crosses the A46 bypass to the north-west. It passes through the middle of West Lodge Game Farm and on the eastern edge of Coronation Plantation. South-west of the A46 Doddington Road roundabout and Damon's Diner, the parish meets Lincoln, becoming the North Kesteven boundary. The boundary crosses the A46 just south of the roundabout, following Prial Drain. The parish includes the Lyndon Business Park next to the A46, the factory units on Whisby Road and the large Hotel Ibis on Runcorn Road. Although Prial Drain crosses Doddington Road (B1190), the boundary deviates to the east, following the road to the south, just north of the transport museum, to the railway line. It leaves the railway line on the eastern edge of the lakes, and winds its way straight through a housing estate to meet Tritton Road (B1003). It crosses the A1434 at the Tritton Road junction. South-east, it crosses Hykeham Road, and passes just north of Conway Drive to the river.

Governance

It is in the district of North Kesteven and has its own local town council on Fen Lane. It falls within the Sleaford and North Hykeham parliamentary constituency. The MP for the seat since 2010 is the Conservative Stephen Phillips.

History

Much of Hykeham has been built up during the middle of the twentieth century but there has been evidence of settlement there since Roman times. This is noted in the name of the shopping plaza built in the 1960s called The Forum.

Public houses

It has five public houses, the Fox and Hounds and the Centurion on Newark Road; and the Harrows, the Plough and the Lincoln Green on Lincoln Road. The Fox and Hounds is just south of the Hykeham Memorial Club and marks the entrance to the North Hykeham Sailing Club; lunch and dinner are available. The Centurion is across from the Asda and also serves food. The Harrows is across from the Victorian, faux-gothic Anglican church ("All Saints") in the old village at the crossroads of Moor Lane and the Lincoln Road. The Plough is next to the old village green at the corner of School Lane and the Lincoln Road. The Lincoln Green is a mile north of the old village, next to the driveway to the Old Vicarage and Glebe Park, just south of the border with the City of Lincoln.

Churches

All Saints church

It has three churches, two Anglican and one Methodist. St Hugh's is one Anglican church on Harewood Crescent built in the 1960s in one of the housing estates, and just north of the civil parish. The other Anglican church is All Saints on the corner of Moor Lane opposite the Harrows public house built in 1848. The Anglican churches are formed together as part of the Hykeham Team Ministry which incorporates the church in South Hykeham. The Hykeham parish, but not the civil parish, lies south of the railway line. The Methodist chapel is situated on Chapel Lane.

Parks

Lakes formed from former gravel pits

North Hykeham has five parks, one being Glebe Park which is situated at the back of the Lincoln Green public house, Fen Lane Park which is situated on Fen Lane, "The Green" Park which is on the old village green, The Memorial Hall park which is part of the Memorial Hall sporting facilities, and St Aidan's park which also contains an old orchard. Fen Lane Park has football pitches, a children's play area and also a purpose built skatepark. The skatepark is particularly popular and often skaters travel from all around Lincolnshire to North Hykeham because of it.

Education

There are two secondary schools: North Kesteven School and the Robert Pattinson School, next door to each other on Moor Lane near the A46. Being so close together, they share a sixth form, known as the North Hykeham Joint Sixth Form.Ling Moor School.

The Terry O'Toole Theatre and NK Sports Centre are at the NK School.

Local economy

Asda

ASDA dominates the area with their re-built (in March 1998) 24 hour superstore on Newark Road towards the district boundary (Tritton Road - B1003) with the City of Lincoln. There is a new Co-op near the junction of Lincoln Road / Mill Lane and Moor Lane with a small collection of shops and medical practice.[1] Most local shops are on Newark Road in The Forum, where a Tesco Express has recently opened.

The Lindum Group have a large site on Station Road which is home to the several businesses comprising the Lindum Group[2] and a number of other businesses, some of which are closely associated with the group. ASC Metals[3] make metal sheets and tubes. There are many engineering companies on Freeman Road, near the train station, including Siemens (former Alstom Power). There was a large foundry called Lincoln Castings on Station Road which closed in February 2007; the last owners were the Meade Corporation of Malmesbury.

There is a sailing club and other activities on Apex Lake (formed from a former sand and gravel pit). Nearby is Whisby Nature Park.[4] The Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum[5] is on Whisby Road near the train station.

Twinning

References

  1. ^ medical practice
  2. ^ Lindum Group
  3. ^ ASC Metals
  4. ^ Whisby Nature Park
  5. ^ Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum

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