Place:Scothern, Lincolnshire, England

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NameScothern
Alt namesScoltornesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 174
Scotornesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 174
Scotstornesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 174
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.283°N 0.45°W
Located inLincolnshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Scothern is a small village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated north-east from the county town of Lincoln, and has approximately 1,000 inhabitants.

The neighbouring villages of Sudbrooke, Dunholme, Nettleham and Welton have been redeveloped over recent years, with the addition of new housing estates, however, Scothern remains substantially unchanged.

Scothern is an ecclesiastical parish in the Diocese of Lincoln. The parish church on Church Street, dedicated to St Germain, is a Grade II* listed building. There is a village war memorial, dedicated to the soldiers from the village who died in the World Wars.

Scothern's primary school is Ellison Boulters Academy, to which pupils travel from the neighbouring villages of Sudbrooke and Langworth.

The village cricket club, formed in 1965, has teams competing at all youth levels. Senior sides on Saturday and Sunday compete in county league and cup competitions, while two midweek sides compete in the Lincoln and District Midweek League. Scothern Players amateur dramatics society typically perform twice a year.

There is a coffee shop and a small garden centre in the village; its post office closed in March 1999. The local St Lukes nursing home holds up to 30 patients. Scothern's public house, the Bottle and Glass, was featured in The Telegraph in March 2008, when Prince William visited the pub for cider and a pie with his friends from the Red Arrows. Recent developments at the pub, and possible redevelopment of land currently occupied by the parish church, has caused local concern, and a consideration that the village could become a conservation Area.

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