Place:Nettleham, Lincolnshire, England


Alt namesEtelehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 173
Netelhamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 173
Coordinates53.267°N 0.483°W
Located inLincolnshire, England
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Nettleham is a large village and civil parish within the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.


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The now-demolished Bishop's Manor House at Nettleham was the property of Edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor and later Empress Matilda, daughter of King Henry I, before passing into the possession of the Bishops of Lincoln, who enlarged it to create a Bishop's Palace appropriate to one of the country's most important Sees. On 7 February 1301 King Edward I was staying in the Bishop's Palace when he created his son Edward (later King Edward II) as the first Prince of Wales. The building was damaged during the Lincolnshire Rising of 1536 and completely demolished by 1650, only traces of foundations remaining on the site now called Bishop's Palace Field.

The parish church of All Saints dates from the Saxon period, with medieval and 19th century additions. It is now in the benefice of Nettleham with Riseholme and Grange de Lings.

Within the church's graveyard is a headstone in memory of Thomas Gardiner, a post-boy murdered hereabouts by two highway robbers in January 1733. The inscription declares he was 'barbarously murdered' aged 19. The robbers - two brothers by the name of Hallam - committed another murder near Faldingworth before being arrested. They were convicted of murder at Lincoln and executed at the site of their crimes. (Thomas Gardiner's headstone declares he was killed on 3 January 1732 since at the time Britain used the Julian Calendar.)

The Royal Society for Nature Conservation (RSNC) was based in Nettleham, on the Green. It gained its new name in 1981 from the Society for the Promotion of Nature Conservation (SPNC), and had been the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves before 1976. The Nature Conservation Trusts became known as Wildlife Trusts. The organisation became known as the Wildlife Trusts in 1996 and has been based in Newark-on-Trent since 1999, being been based on Witham Park in Lincoln from 1990. The site became the home of the WATCH Trust for Environmental Conservation, but this also moved to Newark a few years ago. The Wildlife Trusts had their junior section, known as Wildlife Warch, on Witham Park in Lincoln, until it moved to Newark. Newark is on the East Coast Main Line. In June 2004 the organisation became the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT).

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