Thornton le Fen

Thornton Le Fen is a small civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) north from the town of Boston.

Thornton Le Fen
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Gipsey Bridge
Thornton Le Fen is located in Lincolnshire
Thornton Le Fen
Thornton Le Fen
Location within Lincolnshire
Population322 {2011}
OS grid referenceTF280499
• London110 mi (180 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBoston
Postcode districtPE22
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°01′54″N 0°05′34″W / 53.031615°N 0.092694°W / 53.031615; -0.092694Coordinates: 53°01′54″N 0°05′34″W / 53.031615°N 0.092694°W / 53.031615; -0.092694

Thornton Le Fen lies in Wildmore Fen, created in 1812 after the fen was drained in 1802.[1] It is mostly farmland with a population of 345,[2] and contains the hamlets of Bunkers Hill and Gipsey Bridge.[3] The Census of 2011 showed a reduced population of 322.[4]

Gipsey Bridge School was built in 1859 and was taken over by the Wildmore Fen United District School Board in 1879, when it was renamed the Gipsey Bridge Board School, until the Board was abolished in 1903.[5][failed verification] Following this it was known as Thornton Le Fen Council School, Thornton Le Fen County School, and Gipsey Bridge County Primary School, before it took its present name, Gipsey Bridge Primary School, in 1999.[6][failed verification]


  1. ^ Thompson, Pishey (1856). The History and Antiquities of Boston. Longman. p. 641.
  2. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Wildmore (Thornton le Fen)". Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Wildmore Fen United District School Board". Lincolnshire Archives - English Heritage. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Gipsey Bridge Primary School". Lincolnshire Archives/English Heritage. Retrieved 8 May 2011.

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