Donington on Bain

Donington on Bain is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.

Donington on Bain
St. Andrew's church, Donington on Bain, Lincs - - 101201.jpg
Church of St Andrew, Donington
Donington on Bain is located in Lincolnshire
Donington on Bain
Donington on Bain
Location within Lincolnshire
Population368 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF236829
• London125 mi (201 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°19′44″N 0°08′43″W / 53.328830°N 0.145374°W / 53.328830; -0.145374Coordinates: 53°19′44″N 0°08′43″W / 53.328830°N 0.145374°W / 53.328830; -0.145374

The village is approximately 6 miles (10 km) south-west from Louth and 6 miles (10 km) north from Horncastle, and is on the east bank of the River Bain, and in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Viking Way[2] runs north to south through the village. Cadwell Park racetrack is approximately 4 miles (6 km) to the east.

Donington on Bain Grade II" listed late 12th-century Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.[3] It is of Early English style with an early Norman font.[4] Within the church is a 17th-century memorial to the poet Thomas Kent.[3] The church is in the Asterby Group subdivision of the South Wolds Group of churches of the Horncastle Deanery.[5] The village primary school and the Black Horse public house are on Main Road.

On either side of the valley sits a tower. It was reported in June 2009 that one of these, the tallest structure in the UK, Belmont mast, was to be reduced in height.[6] The other is a Second World War ACE High early warning relay station at RAF Stenigot.[7]

Donington on Bain railway station served the village from 1875 to 1951.[8]

Donington on Bain Rovers F.C. existed on a casual basis from at least 1922 until 1948. It played in the East Lincs Combination from the date of its foundation until the club folded in 2014. Home matches were played from the late 1980s until 2014 at Donington Park on Station Road, a pitch "they had created... from scratch without any cost to the council".[9][10][11][12]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Viking Way", Retrieved 21 July 2011
  3. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (1063688)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  4. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 118; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  5. ^ "Asterby Group" Archived 18 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 21 July 2011
  6. ^ Rodgers, Paul (22 June 2009). "Europe's tallest structure to be cut down to size". The Independent. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
  7. ^ "CH Radar Mast - Stenigot", Retrieved 21 July 2011
  8. ^ Historic England. "Donington on Bain railway station (507000)". PastScape. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Location of Donington Park".
  10. ^ "Donington on Bain Parish Council minutes 26 June 2017" (PDF).
  11. ^ "East Lincs Combination Handbook 2018/19" (PDF).
  12. ^ "Donington Rovers edge seven-goal final".

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