Place:Reepham, Lincolnshire, England

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NameReepham
Alt namesRefaimsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 173
Refamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 173
Rephamsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.25°N 0.45°W
Located inLincolnshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Reepham is a small village in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated north-east from the city and county town of Lincoln. Village population is approximately 1,250.

The only shop in the village acts as a Post Office, general store and newsagents. There is also a primary school, a Church of England church (St Peter and St Paul), Methodist chapel, and a public house, The Fox and Hounds Inn. The village shares its village hall with neighbouring Cherry Willingham for local meetings and events, and Cherry Willingham Community School serves as the secondary school for the village. A cricket club has its pitch in the village.

A regular bus service provided by the Stagecoach in Lincolnshire (previously Lincolnshire Road Car Company) links the village to Lincoln and the neighbouring villages of Fiskerton and Cherry Willingham. The parliamentary constituency is Gainsborough, where the current MP is Edward Leigh (Conservative).

Although the centre of the village contains very old properties there has been expansion in recent years and in-fill with new houses and bungalows. Oil was discovered a few years ago and nodding donkey oil-wells operate on surrounding farmland as part of the Welton oil field. A gathering station for the oil is situated a few miles outside the village. The oil is transported by railway to refineries at Immingham on the Humber Estuary. There are current plans to store gas underground once the oilfield has stopped producing oil.

The village previously contained a Co-op store, police station, a second pub, doctors' surgery and Reepham railway station, but all have closed. The railway still passes through the centre of the village on the Lincoln/Market Rasen/Cleethorpes line.

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