Gedney, Lincolnshire

Gedney, Lincolnshire

Gedney is one of a group of small villages south of Boston, Lincolnshire, straddling the A17 Boston to King's Lynn road, bearing the name 'Gedney'; the others are Gedney Drove End, Gedney Dyke, Gedney Dawsmere, Gedney Hill and Gedney Broadgate.


The parishes of Gedney lie on reclaimed fenland, making it one of the most intensive growing areas in the UK. A mile to the west is Fleet Hargate and two miles to the south-east is Long Sutton.


A hospital for five paupers, (St Thomas Martyr), was founded at Gedney, date unknown, and served from North Creake. It was dissolved around 1339.


There is the " [ Chequers] " pub on " [ Main Street] " in [ Gedney Dyke] (north of the A17 along the B1387). There is the " [ Old Black Lion] " [ pub] on "Chapelgate". The village church is dedicated to [ St Mary Magdalene] , and is known as the " [ Cathedral] of the Fens". There is an old railway station on the [ former] east-west Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway.

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The medieval church of St Mary Magdalene at Gedney in Lincolnshire, had 29 windows smashed in 2006, including a 14th-century Jesse window, vestments and an altar cloth were set alight but luckily the fire did not take hold. A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were interviewed by police and admitted causing the damage.

External links

* [ Parish Council]
* [ Gedney Church End primary school]
* Location maps for: mmukscaled|TF465292|100|Gedney Drove End, mmukscaled|TF412261|100|Gedney Dyke, mmukscaled|TF400241|100|Gedney, mmukscaled|TF401218|100|Gedney Broadgate and gbmaprim|TF338113|Gedney Hill (note the contour lines!)
* [ Gedney Drove End - poem by Cameron Self]

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