Metheringham


Metheringham

Coordinates: 53°08′21″N 0°24′12″W / 53.1391°N 0.4034°W / 53.1391; -0.4034

Metheringham
High Street, Metheringham - geograph.org.uk - 813466.jpg
Metheringham High Street
Metheringham is located in Lincolnshire
Metheringham

 Metheringham shown within Lincolnshire
Population 3,384 (2001)
OS grid reference TF0690061500
Parish Metheringham
District North Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LINCOLN
Postcode district LN4
Dialling code 01526
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham
List of places: UK • England • Lincolnshire

Metheringham (population approx. 4500) is a medium sized village in Lincolnshire approximately ten miles (16 km) south of the English city of Lincoln. Some locals refer to Metheringham as 'Meg'.

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Geography

Metheringham lies three miles (5 km) east of the Lincoln Cliff escarpment on the western edge of the extensive agriculturally rich plain of fenland that extends south-east towards Boston and The Wash. It lies on the north-south B1188 between Ruskington and Branston, and on the east west B1202 and B1189 (for Billinghay). To the north is Dunston and to the south is Scopwick and Blankney and its golf club. The railway station is on Station Road (B1189).

The centre of the village is a conservation area. To the west and the A15 is Metheringham Heath, on which is a SSSI at the local quarry. To the east is Metheringham Fen, across which lies Metheringham Delph, which drains into the River Witham from where it connects to the Car Dyke near the old wartime airfield. There is the Metheringham Delph nature reserve at Tanvats, and Sots Hole is nearby.

History

The village is a documented settlement in the Domesday Book of 1086. The village is thought to date from Saxon times, and to be associated with the name "Medrich". The addition of the plural ending "-es" together with the familiar "-ham" ending is thought to have produced "Medrichesham" (the homestead of Medrich), which in time became corrupted to the modern name of the village.

The earliest surviving document relating to the village is dated June 24, 1314 – during the rule of Edward II. The parish church is dedicated to St Wilfrid. In the Metheringham group of churches are Blankney and Dunston.

The Methodist church was built in 1907 by the architect Albert Edward Lambert. There is a primary school. Village pubs include the Star & Garter on Prince's Street, the White Hart Inn, and the Scarf & Goggles, on High Street. There is a Co-op. Eros Laboratories is a main employer on Fen Lane that makes cosmetics bottles.

Transport

Metheringham has good transport links to the surrounding villages, towns and the city of Lincoln. It boasts regular bus and rail services which go to many destinations. Metheringham is served by a host of bus companies such Brylaine, RoadCar, and Dunnline. The village also has rail services to Lincoln, Doncaster, Sleaford, Spalding, Peterborough, Newark, Nottingham and Leicester.

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