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Springthorpe 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.

 

Sturgate 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 in Upton.

Currently, it is an unlicensed aerodrome operated by Eastern Air Executive and the Lincoln Aero Club.

Peter Watmough has a lavender farm at Chestnut Farm - The farm where purple reigns. Buy lavender products on the farm - lavender cakes and biscuits, dried bunches, lavender bags, lavender honey, lavender toiletries, homemade lavender items such as soap, shower wash, pillows and spray.MERCHANDISE FROM OUTLETS SUCH AS Uncle Henry's at Grayingham, Doddington Hall, Gainsborough Old Hall and The Cathedral Shop, Lincoln.