East Lindsey Town Websites

Google can do alot of things with it's map interface, but struggles to sift plain town websites from businesses or, for example  Lincolnshire Coast Attractions. Below are basically the town websites within a radius of a dozen miles of Horncastle, showing a little history and what to expect in each place.
aerial view of houses below from minster tower Louth is by far the largest town, followed by Horncastle, then probably Spilsby. All three used to have their own railway station. Louth is often heralded as a shopping destination; with more enforcement to make the through traffic lighter, the experience would become safer & healthier. Bizarrely, Louth's river Lud isn't found at Ludford, it's origin being around the Tathwell victorian pool built to mitigate floods. It is the Bain that rises near Ludford to make it's way due south down Lincolnshire.

The smaller villages scattered around the Wolds mostly have their local pub still, maybe a school and the church, but a shop or post office is often now a memory. Tetford, in amongst several holiday cottage and farm self-caterers, did show it could support a small shop again recently. There has been a mobile grocery van wandering around the A16 villes, and the library van makes regular calls. Transport wise, the shopper bus, and the purple bus-taxies, are available.

There aren't many websites that pay attention to districts, most are either on a County, City or National Park level. Although the Wolds are officially an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, the support on the web for such areas is sketchy. The  Lincolnshire Heritage site gives a select group of attractions that shouldn't entail buying shares in BP or Chevron to get there.

East Lindsey Towns & Website Links

Spilsby Woodhall Spa Belchford Tetford Louth.co.uk Louth.org Louth Eye Ludford Hagworthingham Alford Burgh Partney Hemingby Mareham Le Fen Bardney Coningsby East Lincolnshire web
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  • Spilsby 16 Km SouthEast, reachable on the Roadcar No.6 bus from Horncastle.

  • Woodhall Spa 9 Km SouthWest, previously on the Translinc shopper bus routes, up to date timetable info in A153-A158 post.

  • Belchford 7Km North, can be reached by phoning Translinc and booking the 6c from Horncastle.

  • Tetford 8 Km NorthEast, On the regular 6c translinc route.

  • Louthuk.co.uk 21 Km NorthEast, Once again, the Translinc 6c eventually goes there for shopping!

  • Louth.org Seems to be defunct, but certainly a sale-able domain.

  • Loutheye.co.uk" " " " " "

  • Ludford 17 Km North, Timetables in some flux, but traditionally a poor bus service.

  • Hagworthingham Parish 7 Km East, Roadcar 6 to Skegness from Horncastle goes through the village on the A158.

  • Alford 17 Km NorthEast, Has buses, one of them a Translinc from Spilsby.

  • Burgh Le Marsh 18 Km SouthEast, reachable on the No.6 Roadcar again.

  • Partney 15 Km SouthEast, The Roadcar still ploughs through the village despite the expensive bypass very nearby.

  • Hemingby 5 Km North. No buses, but walkable from Horncastle, or the A158 near the Caistor turn off (no.6 Lincoln bus).

  • Mareham Le Fen 8 Km SouthSouthEast, Buses from Coningsby.

  • Bardney 12 Km West, Two hourly buses from Veolia, the number 10 to Lincoln from Horncastle.

  • Coningsby Parish 11 Km South. Translinc bus from Horncastle.
  • Wainfleet must have an honourable mention in the far SE corner of the map, with it's useful website and buses from Skegness.

Etymology of Local Lindsey Pronouns

  A153 roadsign with several suspect Saxon suffixes
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An interesting roadsign on the A153 north of West Ashby has several good old Saxon names upon it. With Fart, Belch, Horn and Lout it at first reflects a colourful heritage of life amongst the hay bales. However, Belch derives from the Scandinavian for 'bleat' and probably reflects the seasonal pastoral nature of the area just after the mini ice age. It can also derive from or mean a 'swelling', and the large hill's catchment to the North is the origin of the River Waring.
Orange Stonehenge at sunset Magic Runes Generator FarThorpe is another Saxon term and derives from 'Tor', another seasonal adornment in higher land, probably only hospitable to animals in Summer time. Lout derives from North Germanic aswell, and is connected to Loud, or Lough (or C'lough in Yorkshire). The word Fjord is also in the same family, and when the area was named, the Lud would have noisily kept the Fen Marsh rather more clear as it made it's way to tidal environs a few miles away. Horn is derived from similar roots, although Celtic languages would translate it to Corn.., our corner or cornice, in the angle of two rivers. The glacial morain that was a    prelude  to Horncastle Market place and older Roman Cag, Fort & Vecus would have been a prominent white scar of gravels. One couldn't imagine a town being built in such a place, and indeed, the Ancient Britons (refugees of Atlantis) built at Greetham up in the hills. Perhaps the deep Roman foundations, that walled the rivers away, were the true beginnings of habitation between the two (or more) unpredictable water courses.

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