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Market Deeping
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Market Place (former A16)
Population 6,008 (2011)
OS grid reference TF137102
• London 80 mi (130 km) S
  • South Kesteven
Shire county
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
LincolnshireCoordinates: 52°40′39″N 0°19′02″W / 52.6776°N 0.3173°W / 52.6776; -0.3173

Market Deeping is a market town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, on the north bank of the River Welland and the A15 road. The population of the town at the 2011 census was 6,008.


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Saint Guthlac's Church, Market Deeping

The town's market has been held since at least 1220.

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

The £10 million 4 miles (6.4 km) 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.


Market Deeping is the second largest of The Deepings after Deeping St James. The river forms the border with the Peterborough unitary authority area.

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.

The town has 2,462 households.

The current mayor is Wayne Lester.



The main secondary school is the Deepings School, in nearby Deeping St. James, an Academy school with a comprehensive intake. It was built as the Deeping County Secondary Modern School in 1958, and became a comprehensive in the mid-1970s. The rest of South Kesteven operates a selective education system. Market Deeping's two primary schools are the Market Deeping William Hildyard CE Primary School and the Market Deeping Community Primary School.


The parish of Market Deeping falls within the Diocese of Lincoln and the town's Anglican church is dedicated to St Guthlac. It is situated on Church Street. The Catholic Church of St Mary and Guthlac is on Hereward Way'. There is also a Methodist and a Baptist church.


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The Deeping Stage

The Deeping Stage Hotel is in Market Place and Old Coach House public house is by the River Welland. Other Deeping pubs are The Vine, The White Horse, The Bull, the Towngate Inn Hotel, the Deeping Stage and The Stone Loach.

The town has an award winning fish and chip shop, The Boundary, which won the East of England Fish and Chip Shop of the Year award in 2007, "one of the top ten in the country."

The town also has Italian, Thai, British, Nepalese, Indian and American restaurants, and a rustic themed wine bar.


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). There is also reception from the Waltham transmitter which broadcasts BBC East Midlands Today and ITV Central.

Local radio is provided by Radio Cambridgeshire and BBC Lincolnshire. The area is one of the few in Lincolnshire to be covered by a local DAB multiplex - NOW Peterborough.

Newspapers covering Market Deeping, based in larger towns nearby, are the Stamford Mercury and the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. There is also the local Deeping Marketplace publication.


Market Deeping's football team is Deeping Rangers F.C., formed in 1964. The local rugby union club is Deepings Rugby Union F.C.; its 1st XV were Champions of Midlands 6 East (South) in 2007. The girls' football team is the Deeping Diamonds F.C. There is also Deepings Swimming Club, Woody Heights skate park 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. The Bourne Deeping Hockey Club has recently been formed.

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