Market Deeping

Market Deeping

Coordinates: 52°40′39″N 0°19′02″W / 52.6776°N 0.3173°W / 52.6776; -0.3173

Market Deeping
The Market Place, Market Deeping - - 672549.jpg
Market Place (former A16)
Market Deeping is located in Lincolnshire
Market Deeping

 Market Deeping shown within Lincolnshire
Population 6,200 
OS grid reference TF137102
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PE6
Dialling code 01778
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament South Holland and The Deepings
List of places: UK • England • Lincolnshire

Market Deeping is a market town in Lincolnshire, England, on the north bank of the River Welland and the A15 road.



Church Street (former A15)

It is the second largest of The Deepings and its eponymous market has been held since at least 1220. The river here forms the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border with Peterborough about 8 miles away. Situated at the southern extremity of Lincolnshire, the town forms part of the border with the Peterborough City Council.

The town is known for its stone buildings dating back to the 17th century, its largely 15th century church dedicated to St. Guthlac and the remains of a market cross. Notable people from the town include Charles Hardwicke.

Notable buildings include the Deeping Stage Hotel, the Towngate Inn and the Vine Inn. Also, there are the Bull Inn and Rigby's pub, which are situated in the Market Place, as well as the Old Coach House (located by the River Welland).

The town has 2,462 households.


Town Hall, built in 1839

The town is part of the South Holland and The Deepings Parliamentary Constituency but is also part of South Kesteven District Council. It sends three district councillors to SKDC which is based in Grantham. It currently has one Conservative and two Independents, although since 1983 it has mostly returned Liberals and Independents. The first Green Party candidate stood in 2007 and was runner-up.

Most District Council election results since 1983 can be found here

The town and the neighbouring villages of West Deeping and Langtoft form the Market and West Deeping division of Lincolnshire County Council which elects one councillor.

The town elects 15 councillors to form Market Deeping Town Council.[1]


On 15 September 1995 Anne, Princess Royal visited the Manor House on Church Street,[2] as Patron of SENSE (for deafblind people).

In February 2002 29 year old drug-taking Darren Taylor was killed when he tried to burgle a house in Spalding. His own knife was used to kill him by the 58 year old owner of the house, having threatened the occupants of the house with the 12-inch knife to their throats and demanded £5,000. No charges were incurred, when the CPS decided the house owner had acted lawfully.


The £10m four mile long A15 and A16 bypass opened in July 1998, which incorporates a 2.5 miles (4 km) stretch of single and dual-carriageway. The A16 has now moved to the former A1073 from Crowland to Spalding, and the bypass became the A1175 in October 2011.

2007 travellers' sites controversy

In 2007, at the behest of Whitehall, South Kesteven District Council was obliged to provide a site for the travelling community somewhere within South Kesteven. 19 sites were proposed, of which 5 were in or near Market Deeping. An initial public gathering occurred on 11 July in Market Deeping town centre in relation to the sites, outside the council chambers where many people chanted and expressed their opposition. On 27 July 2007, the strong local opposition to the proposed sites became clear at a public meeting chaired by the local MP, John Hayes, attended by about 2,000 local residents. Mr Hayes expressed his opposition to the sites within The Deepings, only having Market Deeping as one of the proposed sites within his constituency - the other ones being in Bourne, Grantham and Stamford, in the Grantham and Stamford constituency. The debate and public consultation is ongoing.



Deeping Rangers ground at Outgang Road

The local football team is the Deeping Rangers F.C., formed in 1964.

The local rugby union club is Deepings Rugby Union F.C.[3] Deepings 1st XV - Champions of Midlands 6 East (South)2007.

The local swimming club is Deepings Swimming Club.[4]

The local girls' football team is the Deeping Diamonds F.C.[5]

Recent building work includes a skate park called Woody Heights (in nearby Deeping St. James) and a BMX track adjacent to the remains of the original 1980s track, located on the John Eve Playing Field between residential houses and a large Tesco supermarket.

The local hockey club is the recently formed Bourne Deeping Hockey Club.[6]


The main secondary school used by the town is the Deepings School, located in nearby Deeping St. James. This is a well-regarded Academy school with a true-comprehensive intake, built as the Deeping County Secondary Modern School in 1958, becoming a comprehensive in the mid-1970s. The rest of South Kesteven operates the grammar school system, notably at Bourne. The school had a meningitis (C strain) outbreak in February 1987.

Market Deeping also has two primary schools, the Market Deeping William Hildyard CE Primary School[7] and the Market Deeping Community Primary School.[8]


Market Deeping is home to the church of St. Guthlac, an Anglican establishment in the Diocese of Lincoln. It is situated on Church Street, a location often lauded for being the prettiest street in Lincolnshire.[says who?] The nearby rectory was, until recently, the oldest inhabited rectory in England.[citation needed]

The Catholic Church of St Mary and Guthlac on Hereward Way was consecrated in the late 1960s, replacing the nearby Waterton Chapel, a private place of worship in the ownership of a local prominent Catholic family.[citation needed]

There are also Methodist and Baptist churches in the Deepings, continuing the rich heritage of Nonconformist worship in East Anglia and the Fens.[citation needed]

The life and exploits of St Guthlac are recounted in a medieval life; he was born into the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy, retired as a hermit to an island in what was then the Fens and founded Crowland Abbey.[citation needed]

The Bull, an Everards pub in the Market Place

Public houses

There are several pubs on Church Street and in Market Square: the Vine, the White Horse, the Bull, the Towngate Inn Hotel, the Deeping Stage, Rigby's, The Old Coach House and others.


The town has an award-winning fish and chip restaurant, the Boundary (towards Deeping St James).[9]


On 1 February 1994 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent visited Park Air Electronics on the Northfields Industrial Estate, accompanied by Sir Henry Nevile, then the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire. This company is now Park Air Systems,[10] owned by Northrop Grumman.

Best of British (magazine) is based on Market Gate.[11]

In July 2010 the Eventus business centre was opened on the Northfields Industrial Estate - this is South Kesteven's only purpose-built business centre, and financed with Lincolnshire County Council.[12][13]


Market Deeping is covered by the Sandy Heath transmitter which broadcasts BBC local news service Look East and ITV Anglia, or the Belmont transmitter for BBC Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) and ITV Calendar (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) although a lot of households in the Deepings have their aerials pointing west to the Waltham transmitter which broadcasts BBC East Midlands Today and ITV Central. The Waltham transmitter has the strongest signal by far for the area.

For radio, the town is covered by both Radio Cambridgeshire and BBC Lincolnshire. The area is one of the few in Lincolnshire to be covered by a local DAB multiplex - NOW Peterborough.[14]

There are a number of local newspapers covering Market Deeping (these include the Deeping Marketplace and more), although none of them are just for the town itself they are shared with larger towns nearby like the Stamford Mercury. The town gets the Peterborough Evening Telegraph daily.

People from Market Deeping

  • Charlotte Gibb, survived being shot in the head in 1997 whilst hitch-hiking in Israel, although her boyfriend was killed
  • Gordon Underwood, sports psychologist (born in the town in 1933)
  • Alan Yau, founder of Oriental restaurant chain Wagamama, whose father had a Chinese restaurant in the town in the 1980s
The Deeping Stage


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