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Harpswell is a village just west off the junction of the A631 and B1398, 12 miles (19.3 km) north of Lincoln.

A Parish Meeting conducts the affairs of the village.

According to the 2001 census Harpswell had a population of 65.

Nearby RAF Hemswell was called Harpswell airfield when it first opened in 1916 and in the church yard on the north side are buried airmen who died in World War II.

The parish church of St Chad's has an Saxon tower and was restored around 1890. It is a Grade I listed building. The church contains some interesting features.

The Whichcotes Whitcots possessed the manor of Harpswell from the 15th century until the 19th century. The Manor House disappeared long ago. The family obtained a baronetcy in 1660 for services to Charles II.

The church tower has a clock originally set up by Thomas Whitcot, a fervent Protestant, to celebrate the victory of the Battle of Culloden in 1745 when the Duke of Cumberland defeated the rebels of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Documents relating to the clock are extant. The present clock is later however the commemoration remains on the tower.

 


Photo reproduced by kind permission of Hall Farm

 

Hall Farm Nursery, Harpswell

www.hall-farm.co.uk

 

One and a half acre garden, with mixed borders of trees, shrubs, old roses and unusual perennials. Sunken garden, pond, courtyard garden, walled gravel garden. Short walk to old moat in woodlands.

Light refreshments are served on charity open days.

The nursery has a very wide range of perennials, shrubs, roses and grasses, many of which can be seen in the garden.

  Opening hours: 8 - 5.30 weekdays, 9.30 - 5.30 weekends.
For weekends in winter, please phone first on 01427 668412 to check if open.

Photo reproduced by kind permission of Hall Farm