Waddingham is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is geographically situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the east of the A15 road, 10 miles (16 km) south-east from Scunthorpe and 16 miles (26 km) north from Lincoln. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 Waddingham (including Brandy Wharf) had a population of 548; by the time of the United Kingdom Census 2011, the population had increased to 601.
Andersons mill, Waddingham
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Originally there were two settlements, Stainton (where the present church is) and Wadingham, which were on either side of the Waddingham Beck which runs through the village. Both settlements are mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Both places have Anglo Saxon names: Stainton is derived from The Old English "Stan" (stone), and the Old English "Tun" (farm), meaning stony farm. Waddingham is derived from two common OE suffixes: "ing" (person), or "ingas" (people), and "ham" (village or settlement), meaning the village of, or belonging to, the Wada family or tribe.
Culture and communityEdit
Waddingham has a post office, a village shop, and a Methodist chapel. Opposite the Jubilee Hall (built to commemorate HM Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977) is Waddingham Primary School. The village public house is the Marquis of Granby.
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 112 Scunthorpe & Gainsborough (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229361.
- "Area: Waddingham (Parish), Key Figures for 2001 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
- Professor J.J.N.Palmer. "Open Domesday: Stainton". www.opendomesday.org. Anna Powell-Smith. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
- Mills, 2011, p. 431
- Mills, 2011, p. 479
- Media related to Waddingham at Wikimedia Commons
- St Mary & St Peter's Church web site
- Waddingham Primary School web site
- Waddingham Parish Council web site
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