Dyke, Lincolnshire

Dyke is a village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated less than 1 mile (1.6 km) east from the A15 road, and approximately 1 mile north-east from Bourne. Dyke is within Bourne civil parish.

Dyke
Baptist Chapel, Dyke - geograph.org.uk - 1162116.jpg
Baptist Chapel, Dyke
Dyke is located in Lincolnshire
Dyke
Dyke
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF105225
• London85 mi (137 km) S
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBOURNE
Postcode districtPE10
Dialling code01778
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52°47′20″N 0°21′46″W / 52.78877°N 0.36287°W / 52.78877; -0.36287Coordinates: 52°47′20″N 0°21′46″W / 52.78877°N 0.36287°W / 52.78877; -0.36287

The name Dyke arises from its lying on Car Dyke, a once much larger Roman ditch, which runs along the western edge of The Fens. The section of Car Dyke between Dyke and Bourne is a scheduled ancient monument.[1]

For population statistics Dyke, Twenty, South Fen, and Spalding road outside Bourne are taken together; Dyke is the largest of these settlements.[citation needed] The 2001 census recorded a population of 1,598,[2] falling to 1,541 at the 2011 census.[3]

Dyke and Dyke Fen fall within the drainage area of the Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board.[4]

A new fountain was built on the green in the centre of the village to mark the millennium.[citation needed]

Dyke's public house is The Wishing Well Inn.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic England. "Listed portion of Car Dyke (1034975)". PastScape. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Office for National Statistics web site, 2001 census".
  3. ^ "Area population 2011".
  4. ^ "Black Sluice IDB".

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