Easton, Lincolnshire

Easton is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated almost 2 miles (3.2 km) north from Colsterworth, and 1 mile (1.6 km) east from the A1 road. It is in the civil parish of Stoke Rochford.

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Easton Walled Gardens
Easton is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK940267
• London90 mi (140 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG33
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places
52°49′44″N 0°36′22″W / 52.829°N 0.6061°W / 52.829; -0.6061Coordinates: 52°49′44″N 0°36′22″W / 52.829°N 0.6061°W / 52.829; -0.6061


The village has no church, but is part of the North and South Stoke with Easton Parish, which contains the church of St Andrew and St Mary at Stoke Rochford, situated just inside Easton civil parish. The A1 within the parish was straightened when converted to a dual-carriageway in 1960. The village is still largely the same size as it was at the time of the Domesday Book.[citation needed]

Easton HallEdit

Easton Hall in the early 20th century

Sir Henry Cholmeley bought the manor in 1592; his direct descendant Sir Montague Cholmeley rebuilt the village in the early 19th century. Easton Hall (52°49'46.04"N 0°37'29.34"W ) was built by Sir Henry Cholmeley, partly rebuilt in 1805, and enlarged in the Victorian period. It was damaged while being used by the army during the Second World War, and was pulled down in 1951. The 12 acres of gardens were abandoned in 1951 but a major renovation project began in 2001,[1] under the Cholmeley family, who still live in the village.[2][3]

Andrew Alexander Watt, an Anglo-Irish distiller, lived here from 1922 to 1928.[4][5]

See alsoEdit

Destruction of country houses in 20th-century Britain


The River Witham passes through the village,[6] and just south of the village it crosses the A1 inside the parish of Colsterworth. Although the village, which has a population of 100, is technically a civil parish, in practice it is shared for administrative and religious purposes with Stoke Rochford. The combined parish is one of the largest by area in South Kesteven, stretching along the B6403 (High Dike - Ermine Street) from the A1 to the East Coast Main Line bridge.[citation needed]

There used to be a railway joining the East Central main line at the B6403 road bridge and following the eastern side of the B6403 to Woolsthorpe. The road connecting Stoke Rochford to the B6403 is Easton Lane. The Easton civil parish stretches along the B6403 from the A1 to the junction of this road; it includes the southern part of Stoke Rochford village, including its parish church[7] and post office. In the south-east of the parish is Easton Wood.[8]

Cold storeEdit

Nearby on the B6403 is Easton Cold Store, a frozen vegetable processing factory owned by McCain Foods (GB) Ltd.[9]


  1. ^ "History". Easton Walled Gardens. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  2. ^ " Easton Walled Gardens", Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2011
  3. ^ "Secret garden gets Tudor makeover", BBC News, 13 July 2002. Retrieved 25 July 2011
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  6. ^ "Bridge over the Witham", Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2011
  7. ^ "St.Andrew & St.Mary's church, Stoke Rochford, Lincs", Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2011
  8. ^ Positioned on map. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  9. ^ Company page. Retrieved 20 September 2020.

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