Wikipedia:WikiProject Stamford

Welcome to WikiProject Stamford. Several years ago, a number of Wikipedians formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Stamford and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources. Little has been added to the project in recent times, so Stamford Civic Society has opted to re-enliven the development of Stamford information, with particular focus on the creation of articles about the principal listed buildings in the town. This in turn will form part of a wider project which will see the use of QR codes on those buildings, which will offer visitors to the town the opportunity to view information on smartphones and tablets as they walk around. It is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


  • Improve the coverage, both breadth and depth, of matters relating to Stamford, Stamfordians and nearby areas.
  • Create a lasting 'digital archive' containing the historical details of the 600 listed buildings in Stamford.
  • Use this archive to deliver high quality information historical information about the town to visitors, residents and schools.


Destroyed Churches
  • Stamford
  • Stamford buildings
    • Alms houses, etc.
    • Coaching houses
    • Public houses
    • The destroyed churches
    • The gas works (built at a cost of 9000?)
    • The wharf
    • The Arts Centre
    • St. Martins, Stamford
    • Barnwell House
    • Architecture
  • Open spaces
    • Recreation ground
    • Exeter (named after the school, in turn presumably named after the Marquess of Exeter)
    • Field
    • Casterton Quarry
  • Stamford institutions
    • Schools
    • Churches
    • Monasteries and nunneries
    • Business
    • Third sector
  • Stamfordians
    • Philanthropists
    • The Cecils
    • Artists, authors and musicians
    • Courtiers
    • The military
    • Business and commerce
    • Earls of Stamford
  • Transport
    • Ermine Way/great North Road/A1
    • Stage coach
    • Motor
    • Canal
    • River
    • Train
    • Bus
    • Balloon
  • Nearby villages and towns
    • In particular
      • Toll Bar
      • Wothorpe
      • Tinwell
      • Great Casterton
      • Little Casterton
  • Electoral history
    • Constituencies
      • Members of parliament
    • European representation
    • District and country representation
  • The Soke of Peterborough
  • Burghley and the Cecils
    • Burghlegy Park
    • The family
    • Hatfield
  • Sport
    • Three day event
    • Sports teams
    • Notable athletes
  • Royalty
    • Visitations (At least 2)
  • Media
    • Local media
    • Press based in Stamford
  • Civil War
  • Archaeology
  • Stamford Castles
  • The Danelaw (Fyfe Townes, Sefyn Townes)
  • The Earls of Stamford
  • Military
    • WWI
    • WWII
    • War memorials (there are at least 3 in Stamford proper)
  • Stamford le Baron
  • Festivals from
    • The Bull Run to
    • Stamford Blues Festival


  • Remember articles have to be on notable subjects
  • Content needs to be significant to the article
  • Try to ensure articles are correctly categorised - ask on the talk page for help.
  • If you have trouble uploading pictures, please ask for help - remember your own pictures are fine, but other people's must be useable under copyright law.

Open tasksEdit

edit·history·watch·refresh   To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Stamford:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
 – When a task is completed, please remove it from the list.


Please add yourself here, if you wish, indicating any areas of particular interest.

  1. Rich Farmbrough (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on pictures, history, burials, parliaments, archaeology, notable residents, popular culture.) 12:29, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
  2. Robert EA Harvey (talk · contribs) (I used to run a business in Stamford, and live nearby. I enjoy the ambience, the links with the past, and the cultural possibilities of the place. You have to watch out for the snooty and self-important though. Although interested in arts and culture, my WP contributions are mainly about local history) 14:19, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
  3. Davecrosby_uk (talk · contribs) (I recently moved to Stamford, have an interest in general local history, am a keen photographer and was scouting local articles needing photos when I found this project.) 17:49, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
  4. Lonstan (talk · contribs) (I was brought up in Stamford. I am interested in working on history, churches, schools, monasteries, famous residents, arts and architecture.) 10:32, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
  5. Gewitty (talk · contribs) (I am the project leader for the Civic Society Digital Archive & QR Codes Project) 12:41, 18 December 2012 (UTC)


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New articlesEdit

Please feel free to list your new Stamford-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

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This page falls within the scope of WikiProject Stamford, a user-group dedicated to building a comprehensive and quality guide to Stamford, her inhabitants, history and environs, on Wikipedia. If you wish to participate, share ideas or merely get tips you can join us at the project page where there are resources, to do lists and guidelines.
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