East Lindsey Area Towns Websites
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:53:28 AM
Google can do alot of things with it's map interface, but struggles to sift plain town websites from businesses or, for example Lincolnshire Coast Attractions. Below are basically the town websites within a radius of a dozen miles of Horncastle, showing a little history and what to expect in each place.
There aren't many websites that pay attention to districts, most are either on a County, City or National Park level. Although the Wolds are officially an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, the support on the web for such areas is sketchy. The Lincolnshire Heritage site gives a select group of attractions that shouldn't entail buying shares in BP or Chevron to get there.
East Lindsey Towns' Websites
Spilsby 16 Km SouthEast, reachable on the Roadcar No.6 bus from Horncastle.
Woodhall Spa 9 Km SouthWest, previously on the Translinc shopper bus routes, up to date timetable info in A153-A158 post.
Belchford 7Km North, can be reached by phoning Translinc and booking the 6c from Horncastle.
Tetford 8 Km NorthEast, On the regular 6c translinc route.
Louth.co.uk 21 Km NorthEast, Once again, the Translinc 6c eventually goes there for shopping!
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Ludford - origin of the river Bain 17 Km North, Timetables in some flux, but traditionally a poor bus service.
Hagworthingham - parishes web 7 Km East, Roadcar 6 to Skegness from Horncastle goes through the village on the A158.
Alford 17 Km NorthEast, Has buses, one of them a Translinc from Spilsby.
Burgh Le Marsh 18 Km SouthEast, reachable on the No.6 Roadcar again.
Partney 15 Km SouthEast, The Roadcar still ploughs through the village despite the expensive bypass very nearby.
Hemingby 5 Km North. No buses, but walkable from Horncastle, or the A158 near the Caistor turn off (no.6 Lincoln bus).
Mareham Le Fen 8 Km SouthSouthEast, Buses from Coningsby.
Bardney 12 Km West, Two hourly buses from Veolia, the number 10 to Lincoln from Horncastle.
Coningsby Parish Council 11 Km South. Translinc bus from Horncastle.
Etymology of Local Lindsey Pronouns
An interesting roadsign on the A153 north of West Ashby has several good old Saxon names upon it. With Fart, Belch, Horn and Lout it at first reflects a colourful heritage of life amongst the hay bales. However, Belch derives from the Scandinavian for 'bleat' and probably reflects the seasonal pastoral nature of the area just after the mini ice age. It can also derive from or mean a 'swelling', and the large hill's catchment to the North is the origin of the River Waring.
Far Thorpe is another Saxon term and derives from 'Tor', another seasonal adornment in higher land, probably only hospitable to animals in Summer time. Lout derives from North Germanic aswell, and is connected to Loud, or Lough (or C'lough in Yorkshire). The word Fjord is also in the same family, and when the area was named, the Lud would have noisily kept the Fen Marsh rather more clear as it made it's way to tidal environs a few miles away. Horn is derived from similar roots, although Celtic languages would translate it to Corn.., our corner or cornice, in the angle of two rivers. The glacial morain that seats Horncastle Market place and older Roman Vecus would have been a prominent white scar of gravels.
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