Sixhills is a village in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, about 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east from Market Rasen. It lies just south of the A631 between Market Rasen and Ludford. It is in the civil parish of North Willingham.

Sixhills
Sixhills Church - geograph.org.uk - 186073.jpg
Church of All Saints, Sixhills
Sixhills is located in Lincolnshire
Sixhills
Sixhills
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF170869
• London135 mi (217 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°22′00″N 0°14′30″W / 53.366604°N 0.241632°W / 53.366604; -0.241632Coordinates: 53°22′00″N 0°14′30″W / 53.366604°N 0.241632°W / 53.366604; -0.241632

The Church of All Saints was designed by James Fowler (1869 and 1875).[1]

Gilbertine nunneryEdit

The village was the site of a former nunnery of the Gilbertine Order, founded in the twelfth century.[2] At the behest of Edward I Gwladys ferch Dafydd was sent there; she remained until her death in 1336.[3] Scottish Princess Christina Bruce was also imprisoned there from 1306 to 1315.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1359515)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ Page, W. (editor) (1906). "Houses of the Gilbertine order: The priory of Sixhills, A History of the County of Lincoln". pp. 194–195. Retrieved 22 January 2014.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Princes of Gwynedd, princesofgwynedd.com. Retrieved 22 January 2014.

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