Quick facts for kidsKirton-in-Lindsey
Mount Pleasant Mill
|Population||2,694 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||135 mi (217 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Kirton-in-Lindsey, also abbreviated to Kirton Lindsey, is a small town and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west from the A15 road, and approximately 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Scunthorpe. The town was the home of Catherine Parr.
Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII lived at Kirton-in-Lindsey after she married her first husband, Sir Edward Burgh. Edward's father, Sir Thomas Burgh, 1st Baron Burgh was a steward to the manor of the soke of Kirton-in-Lindsey. In October 1530, Sir Thomas secured a joint patent in survivorship with his son, Sir Edward Burgh, granting them a modest manor.
Kirton-in-Lindsey is distinguished from another Kirton in Lincolnshire, Kirton in Holland. The 2001 Census recorded a total resident population of 2,694.
The town is situated half on top, and half on the side of a ridge, part of the Lincoln Cliff. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) south from the M180 motorway and 10 miles (16.1 km) south from the centre of Scunthorpe. The B1398 Lincoln to Scunthorpe road passes through the town, as does the B1400 which runs down the north side of the ridge to Messingham as the Cleatham Road. The A15 road is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the east. Grayingham, and the Lincolnshire boundary along the B1205, is 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south. The town is served on Saturdays only by Kirton Lindsey railway station, on the B1400 is the site of the former RAF Kirton in Lindsey. The town is also served by the 103 bus route which runs between Lincoln & Scunthorpe. North of the town, on the ridge next to the B1398, is Mount Pleasant Mill; from here is a view over the Trent Valley.
The United Mission Church of St Andrew is on St Andrews Street and includes Anglican, Methodist and Baptist congregations. There was a Salvation Army Hall, formerly a Primitive Methodist church; the building is no longer standing.
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