Bitchfield and Bassingthorpe

a field of standing wheat, with a bare fotpath going straight up from where we stand. Above all a rolling seies of cumulus clouds crwod an otherwise blue sky. The terrain to the distant woodland on the horizon is tiny, loosely rolling, low hills. The immediate nearground is a field margin of low green grasses.
Countryside in the parish

Bitchfield and Bassingthorpe is a civil parish which includes Boothby Pagnell and Burton Coggles in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 154 across 59 homes.[1] By the 2011 census there were 157 households, made of 366 people.[2]

The civil parish includes the villages of Bitchfield and Bassingthorpe, and the hamlet of Westby.

There are no major roads through the parish, though the London-Edinburgh railway line passes through the extreme western edge. The parish is crossed by the B1176 Corby Glen to Grantham road. Several small streams rise in the western half of the parish, and flow eastwards into the West Glen River which flows through the parish from North to South. Bassingthorpe manor is probably the highest spot in the parish, with a spot height of 106m. The terrain slopes down eastward to the shallow valley of the glen, which lies between two 70m contours. Toward the eastern boundary the land rises again to about 90m.[3]

Busses on route 4 from Grantham to Stamford pass through the parish.[4]

Local Democracy takes the form of a Parish Meeting[5]


  1. ^ "Neighbourhood statistics". 2001 census. Office for national statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Bitchfield and Bassingthorpe". 2011 census. Office for national statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ Grantham: Bottesford & Colsterworth (Map) (A1 ed.). 1:25 000. OS Explorer. Ordnance survey of Great Britain. 3 January 2006. § 247. ISBN 9780319238332.
  4. ^ "Route 4" (PDF). Timetables. Centrebus. Retrieved 13 August 2013.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Parish Meeting". SKDC. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  • Google (13 August 2013). "Parish Outline" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

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Coordinates: 52°51′N 0°33′W / 52.85°N 0.55°W / 52.85; -0.55