Lincolnshire(This article is about the county in England. There is also a place in the State of Illinois named Lincolnshire.)
is a county
- until the local government reorganisation of 1974
, it was the second largest after Yorkshire
. It borders onto North Lincolnshire
, North East Lincolnshire
and South Yorkshire
. The county town is Lincoln
Mainly agricultural, it stretches from the southern border with Norfolk at the Wash to the Humber in the north where it meets Yorkshire.
Thus it is a region of many contrasts, going from flat, marshy land (much of it reclaimed from the sea) via the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds in the middle of the county to another flat low-lying area near the major fishing port of Grimsby.
A reorganisation split off the areas of North Lincolnshire (including Scunthorpe) and North East Lincolnshire (including Grimsby) as separately administered unitary authority areas.
The remaining districts of Lincolnshire are Boston, East Lindsey, Lincoln, South Holland, South Kesteven, and West Lindsey.
Lincolnshire is traditionally divided into the three districts of Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland, Lincolnshire
Towns and villages
- Billinghay, Boston, Bourne, Brandon, Branston, Burgh le Marsh
- Caistor, Chapel St. Leonards, Coningsby, Croft, Crowland
- Deeping St. James
- Gainsborough, Grantham
- Heckington, Holbeach, Horncastle
- Leasingham, Lincoln, Long Sutton, Louth
- Mablethorpe, Market Deeping, Market Rasen, Marston, Martin, Metheringham, Martin, Horncastle
- Normanton, North Thoresby
- Saltfleet, Scopwick, Sibsey, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Spilsby, Stamford, Sutton Bridge
- Woodhall Spa, Woolsthorpe, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth
Places of interest
Historically, Lincolnshire was divided into three administrative areas:
Grimsby was a county borough prior to 1974, and so was a separate administrative unit, but the areas surrounding it, including Cleethorpes were part of Lincolnshire.