is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey
district of Lincolnshire, England, about 4 miles east
of the town of Gainsborough.
Its name derives from springs under ground.
It has a Parish Meeting chaired by Mr John Gleadell.
Springthorpe was listed in Domesday Book as "Springetorp"
and it consisted then of 21 households and a church.
The limestone parish church, which is
dedicated to Saint Lawrence and Saint George, is a
grade I listed building dating from the 11th century
and restored in 1865. The font is 13th century. The
village website has provided details of monumental
inscriptions and provides a graveyard plan.
The organ is manually operated for power.
The village is predominatly owned by Thonock
& Somerby Estate and has a feel of an estate village in
the older part of the village.
The village pond was filled in several years
ago and now forms a village green.
It has a drama group which produces popular
plays with strong local support.
Springthorpe is a 'Dry Village' possessing
no public house, no school (it is now the village hall)
which serves as the polling station for the village and
Heapham or post office, although it has a post box..It has
a bus route and a playing field.
The deserted medieval village of "Sturgate"
or "Stourgate" was situated in the parish, and was documented
from the end of the 12th century.
Is a hamlet of Springthorpe, there is an aerodrome located
10 miles north of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. Originally
opened in 1944 as RAF Sturgate, the airfield was planned
as an operational bomber air station, but opened too late
to see active use.
The RAF station was closed down between 1946
and 1953, but saw further service as a Royal Air Force base
until 1964, providing a stop for USAF SAC fighter units
being relocated to other bases. The USAF were accommodated
Currently, it is an unlicensed aerodrome operated
by Eastern Air Executive and the Lincoln Aero Club.
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