"See Caistor St. Edmund for the Roman settlement in Norfolk or Caister-on-Sea for the town in Norfolk" infobox UK place
country = England
map_type= Lincolnshire
latitude= 53.4947
longitude= -0.3227
official_name= Caistor
population = 2601 (Parish)
shire_district= West Lindsey
shire_county = Lincolnshire
region= East Midlands
post_town= MARKET RASEN
postcode_district = LN7
postcode_area= LN
dial_code= 01472
os_grid_reference= TA1101

Caistor is a Georgian town situated in Lincolnshire, England and was, as its name implies, originally a Roman fortress. Only a few fragments of the fourth century walls remain,for example, the original Roman wall is visible on the southern boundary of the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. The area occupied by the fortress is now classified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The church of St. Peter and St. Paul which is enclosed within the fortress has an Anglo-Saxon tower. The market square lies at the heart of a conservation area which contains 56, mainly grade II listed buildings. In numerical terms, thenumber of listed buildings makes Caistor the most important Conservation Area in the West Lindsey area, many of the buildings are Georgian or Victorian.

Caistor lies on the North Western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) on the Viking Way long-distance footpath just off the A46 between Lincoln and Grimsby at the A46 / A1084 / A1173 / B1225 Junction. It has a population of around 2,600 people.

Sir Henry Newbolt, author of "Drake's Drum", was educated at Caistor's old Grammar School. Notable buildings in the town include Caistor Grammar School, founded in 1633, and Sessions House, built in 1662.

Its name comes from Anglo-Saxon "ceaster" = "Roman camp" or "town".


Caistor has well performing schools at both Primary and Secondary School age.

Grammar School

Caistor Grammar School is a successful endowed Foundation school with a selective student intake, dating from the reign of Charles I. A Sports College under the specialist schools programme in England, the school continues to be one of the best performing schools in Lincolnshire, with consistently high rankings in national league tables.

Yarborough School

Caistor Yarborough School is a mixed comprehensive school named in memorial to John Edward Pelham, the 7th Earl of Yarborough. Having a maximum limit of 570 number, the school is much smaller than the average school of this type in the UK and is successful in achieving above average exam results for a school of this type. The School has Arts College status under the specialist schools programme in England.

External links

* [ Caistor Poor Law Union]
* [ Caistor Grammar School]
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