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Coningsby
Coningsby
/ˈkʌnɪŋzbɪ/ is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district in Lincolnshire, England.[2]

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1 Governance 2 Geography 3 Education 4 Parish church 5 Amenities 6 RAF Coningsby 7 Economy 8 References 9 External links

Governance[edit] Coningsby
Coningsby
is the most populous parish in the electoral ward of Coningsby
Coningsby
and Tattershall. The population of this ward taken at the 2011 Census was 6,943.[3] Geography[edit]

Bridge over the River Bain

The village takes its name from the Old Norse
Old Norse
konungr meaning "King" and the Old Norse
Old Norse
noun by meaning "settlement", which gives "settlement of the King".[4] Coningsby
Coningsby
is about 7 miles (11 km) south of Horncastle on the A153 Horncastle to Sleaford
Sleaford
road, with the Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
Wolds to the west and the Fens
Fens
to the east. The B1192 Kirton to Woodhall Spa
Woodhall Spa
road passes through the village. At the village's western end it is separated from the village of Tattershall by the River Bain. A railway line passing through the village opened on 1 July 1913 but closed on 5 July 1970. The Coldham Road Industrial Estate now occupies the site of the former Coningsby
Coningsby
railway station.[2] The line was known officially as the Kirkstead and Little Steeping Railway, though it was universally known by the local people and the railway workers as the "New Line".[citation needed] Education[edit] Coningsby
Coningsby
St Michael's C of E Primary School is on School Lane. The secondary school is Barnes Wallis Academy, the Gartree Community School, is just outside the Coningsby
Coningsby
boundary in Tattershall, near the A153. Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School provides sixth form education to pupils graduating from Gartree and other secondary modern schools. RAF Coningsby
RAF Coningsby
Nursery and Kids Club provides childcare for military personnel and the community. The nearest further education college is in Boston. In late March 2008, renovation of the Tattershall/ Coningsby
Coningsby
Library included a small learning centre provided by Boston College.[citation needed] Parish church[edit]

Church of St Michael and All Angels

Coningsby
Coningsby
is overlooked by the tower of its 15th century parish church, St Michael's, with its one-handed clock face - one of the few in the country (although there is another at St Andrew's in Holt, Norfolk). The face is painted directly onto the wall of the tower and was probably installed in the 17th century. It is 16½ feet (5 metres) in diameter and its hand is nearly 9 feet (2.7 metres) long. The driving weights are large stones and its pendulum swings once every two seconds. The pendulum is not attached to the clock but some distance away, linked by a connecting rod. There are three wheels in the timekeeping mechanism, which needs winding once a day. The tower on which the clock face is painted is on the outside of the building. There is an arched passage under the tower which is part of a public footpath from the A153 High Street to the school in School Lane, through the churchyard.[citation needed] There is also a canonical sundial, dating from the 12th century, on the south wall of the church.

In 1730, Britain's youngest Poet Laureate, Laurence Eusden, was buried in the church, where he had been Rector.[5] Two decades later another poet, John Dyer, was appointed as Rector and while living in the village completed his poem “The Fleece”. He died there of consumption in 1757 and was buried without memorial in the church chancel.[6] Amenities[edit] Public houses
Public houses
include the Black Swan and the White Bull, both on High Street, and the Lea Gate Inn on Leagate Road (B1192). RAF Coningsby[edit]

Typhoon of No.3 Squadron takes off in February 2008

Main article: RAF Coningsby Half a mile (1 km) to the south of the village is RAF Coningsby, one of the Royal Air Force's most important stations, home of No. 3 Squadron, No. XI Squadron, No. 29 Squadron and No.41 (R) Squadron The airfield houses part of Britain's heritage, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight formed in 1957 to commemorate the Royal Air Force's major battle honours, with a Lancaster, five Spitfires, two Hurricanes and a Dakota. These aircraft still fly and can be seen at air shows during summer.[7] From 1950 RAF Coningsby
RAF Coningsby
was home to three squadrons of Washingtons, the RAF name for the American B29 bombers, and for the first 18 months these were maintained by National Service technicians whose conscription was extended to 24 months because of their particular skills.[citation needed]

Economy[edit] Pellcroft Engineering Ltd, located in Coningsby, is a company selling agricultural fans.[8] References[edit]

^ Census, 2011 ^ a b Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 122 Skegness
Skegness
& Horncastle (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319229392.  ^ " Coningsby
Coningsby
and Tattershall
Tattershall
ward population 2011". Retrieved 18 August 2015.  ^ Mills, A.D. (2011) [first published 1991]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (First edition revised 2011 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 128. ISBN 9780199609086.  ^ DNB at Wikisource ^ The Poetical Works of Mark Akenside and John Dyer, ed. Rev. Robert Aris Willmott (1855) ^ "Welcome to RAF BBMF", RAF BBMF. Retrieved 9 July 2013 ^ "Pellcroft Engineering Limited". www.pellcroft.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Coningsby
Coningsby
at Wikimedia Commons Coningsby
Coningsby
Town Council "St Michael & All Angels, Coningsby", Geograph.org.uk "River Bain, Coningsby", Geograph.org.uk "Railway Bridge at Coningsby", Geograph.org.uk

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Civil parishes

Aby with Greenfield Addlethorpe Alford (town) Alvingham Anderby Ashby with Scremby Asterby Aswardby Authorpe Baumber Beesby with Saleby Belchford Belleau Benniworth Bilsby Binbrook Bolingbroke Brackenborough with Little Grimsby Bratoft Brinkhill Bucknall Burgh le Marsh
Burgh le Marsh
(town) Burgh on Bain Burwell Calcethorpe with Kelstern Candlesby with Gunby Carrington Chapel St Leonards Claxby St Andrew Claxby with Moorby Claythorpe Coningsby
Coningsby
(town) Conisholme Covenham St Bartholomew Covenham St Mary Croft Cumberworth Dalby Donington on Bain East Barkwith East Keal East Kirkby Eastville Edlington with Wispington Elkington Farlesthorpe Firsby Fotherby Friskney Frithville and Westville Fulletby Fulstow Gautby Gayton le Marsh Gayton le Wold Goulceby Grainsby Grainthorpe Great Carlton Great Steeping Great Sturton Greetham with Somersby Grimoldby Hagworthingham Hainton Hallington Haltham Halton Holegate Hameringham Hannah cum Hagnaby Harrington Hatton Haugh Haugham Hemingby High Toynton Hogsthorpe Holton le Clay Horncastle (town) Horsington Hundleby Huttoft Ingoldmells Irby in the Marsh Keddington Kirkby on Bain Langriville Langton Langton by Spilsby Langton by Wragby Legbourne Little Carlton Little Cawthorpe Little Steeping Louth (town) Low Toynton Ludborough Ludford Lusby with Winceby Mablethorpe
Mablethorpe
and Sutton (town) Maidenwell Maltby le Marsh Manby Mareham le Fen Mareham on the Hill Markby Market Stainton Marshchapel Mavis Enderby Midville Minting Muckton Mumby New Leake North Coates North Cockerington North Ormsby North Somercotes North Thoresby Orby Partney Raithby Raithby cum Maltby Ranby Reston Revesby Rigsby with Ailby Roughton Saltfleetby Sausthorpe Scamblesby Scrivelsby Sibsey Skegness
Skegness
(town) Skendleby Skidbrooke with Saltfleet Haven Sotby South Cockerington South Ormsby
South Ormsby
cum Ketsby South Somercotes South Thoresby South Willingham Spilsby
Spilsby
(town) Stenigot Stewton Stickford Stickney Stixwould and Woodhall Strubby with Woodthorpe Swaby Tathwell Tattershall Tattershall
Tattershall
Thorpe Tetford Tetney Theddlethorpe All Saints Theddlethorpe St Helen Thimbleby Thornton le Fen Thorpe St Peter Toynton All Saints Toynton St Peter Tumby Tupholme Ulceby with Fordington Utterby Waddingworth Wainfleet All Saints
Wainfleet All Saints
(town) Wainfleet St Mary Waithe Walmsgate Well Welton le Marsh Welton Le Wold West Ashby West Barkwith West Fen West Keal West Torrington Wildmore Willoughby with Sloothby Withcall Withern
Withern
with Stain Wood Enderby Woodhall Spa Wragby Wyham c

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