Hougham, Lincolnshire NG32 2JD
Village web site
Hougham is located 2 miles from the A1, 8 miles from Grantham, 9 miles from Newark, 28 miles from Nottingham, 20 miles from Lincoln and 120 miles from London. Grantham is on the East Coast line and London is under an hour and a half away by train.
In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hougham like this:
HOUGHAM, a village and a parish in the district of Newark and county of Lincoln. The village swands on the river Witham, near the Great Northern railway, 6 miles NNW of Grantham; and has a station on the railway. The parish comprises 2, 590 acres; and its post town is Hough, under Grantham. Real property, £4, 027. Pop., 349. Houses, 77. The manor belonged formerly to the Brudenell family, and belongs now to Sir JohnThorold, Bart. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Marston, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £740.* Patron, Sir. J.Thorold, Bart. The church is chiefly early English; has Norman pillars on the S aisle; was recently restored; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains a handsome screen, and a figured monumental stone of a Knight Templar.
I am writing a book on " Lincolnshire During the First English Civil War 1642-46 " and the village of Hougham is quite famous as the action at your Manor House delayed Col. Rossiter getting to Naseby which angered Cromwell. The photograph was taken some years ago. Thank you for your time.
leaflet which gives new opening times/days for the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Grantham.
I am also told separately that trailers are now allowed.
The bus service has been replaced by CallConnect
Mike's Quality Grimsby Fish
Thursday 0920 am 07763 388397
The mobile Library calls once a month in Kerr's Crescent in Marston from 1200 to 1230. it doesnt stop in Hougham any more
The Village Shop
Telephone 01400 250899
Monday 7.30am – 6pm
Tuesday 7.30am – 1pm
Wednesday & Thursday 7.30am – 6pm
Friday 7.30am – 5pm
Saturday 8am -3pm
Sunday 8am – 12pm
Rooms to Let
Short and long term lets are available for en-suite bedrooms. Prices from £30 per night short term and £15 per night long term.
MARSTON PUMPKIN CLUB
ANNUAL SHOW AND PRIZE-GIVING
Saturday, 18 October 2014
at the Thorold Arms, Marston
Judging from 12 noon in the garden.
Prize-giving in the bar in the evening.
Prizes by weight, catch weight and also best pair (of any weight).
(Gareth Williams from Grantham is not entering this year so first place could be yours!)
MARSTON PUMPKIN CLUB
Saturday, 18 October, 12 noon
New classes added, sponsored by the Thorold Arms Shop:
MARSTON MASSIVE MARROW
(Overgrown courgettes accepted)
FUNKY VEGETABLE or FRUIT
A fruit or vegetable that is different in some way, to be judged by Tracey.
Please bring them to the Thorold Arms garden at lunchtime on 18 Oct. Prize-giving in the evening.
The results from the Scarecrow Competition run by the Thorold Arms are on the Marston village website at:
Hougham and Marston Village Hall
Available for bookings through
Proposed Large Wind Farm at Temple Hill
For more information and links please see
updated 21 November 2013
The Walk4Life website is totally FREE and has thousands of walk ideas all over the country. The website uses OS maps which can easily be printed out at home so is proving really popular. People can also keep a track of the walks they have done and set themselves a target!
Commencing in the autumn, Rachel Connolly’s art classes will be held at Belton Garden Centre in the building once called ‘Red the Cat’.
For more information, including details of individual courses and places available, please go to the Marston village website at: http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/marston/
QUIZ AND SUPPER
In aid of HOUGHAM & MARSTON VILLAGE HALL funds
SATURDAY 4th OCTOBER at 7.30pm
TICKETS £10 PER PERSON to include two course supper:
Cold meats from Watkins, extensive choice of quiches & salads
followed by a selection of cold desserts.
Teams of any size up to a maximum of 8.
Tickets available from Caroline (250563 or email@example.com)
or Lucille (250598 or firstname.lastname@example.org)Lincolnshire Poacher are donating some of their produce again this year***************************Hougham and Marston Book Club
October 6th- "The Redemption of Alexander Seaton" by Shona Maclean
November 3rd "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
If interested contact Bernadette Chalklin 014002550768 07904083274 BChalklin@AOL.com or turn up on the day at 2 pm.
It is not intellectually demanding – just an excuse to have a coffee, tea, soft drink and a chat at the Pub
Arms @ Marston Thorold
Every other Sunday at 8.30 pm
All proceeds to charity, currently the Village Hall refurbishment.
Volunteer quizmasters always required.
every other Sunday night at 7.30pm
Participants are invited to join others with an interest in playing Scrabble every other Sunday night.
All levels of experience welcome - even if you are a novice.
Village Hall Monthly 2nd Tuesday
The mysterious origins of Sleaford
Peter Connolly and others have formed Marston Karate Club which will meet in Hougham and Marston Village Hall on Wednesday evenings. If you have family or friends who might be interested in joining please visit the Marston village website for more information, or call Peter on 250711.
Yoga classes in the Village Hall every Monday Evening.
Photos from the WI Centenary Party held in the Thorold Arms garden on 11 June are on the Marston village website at:
Reply from the Highways LCC
The issue of mud on the road is one that needs to be investigated before any action can be taken. Reoccurring instances should be reported to Lincolnshire Police who have agreed to instigate action under these circumstances, I have attached some information which may be of some assistance.
The overrunning of verges is unfortunately a fairly common issue in rural locations which is not usually solved by the installation of kerbs. Within the village of Hougham there are signs of vehicles overrunning existing kerbs as there is not the lane width for agricultural vehicles to pass. With this in mind, the installation of kerbs along this section is something we will investigate as in when resources become available.
Just born Jacob lambs in the village - 12th March 2011
Scarecrow Festival Results
reports updated 28 April 2014COLD CALLERS ALERT – HEARING AIDS
We have been advised that a company is cold calling in Lincolnshire advertising FREE hearing Aids.
Please be mindful that the company will be canvassing for you to allow them to contact your previous employment to claim for compensation for hearing loss.
If you wish to apply for a hearing aid – these are FREE on the NHS service if you are suffering loss of hearing. You should initially contact your local doctor who can arrange for suitable appointments to be made.
Should you have made an appointment with any cold calling company you have by right 14 days to cancel any contractual obligations.
Alternatively please contact Trading Standards on Tel: 0345 4040506 for further advice.
.Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Community Safety Department, Thursday, 3 April 2014.
I am now a consultant for Neal's Yard Remedies - have a look at their website on https://uk.nyrorganic.com/ and come back to me to order
Lamb freezers packs and cuts of meat are available. Lambs are sometimes for sale.
Stylish individual Jacob rugs and Fleeces
Wayne Short 07725564711
Wasps Rats Mice Squirrels also proofing work undertaken
The Hougham & Marston Heating Oil Syndicate got off the ground on 9 February when at around 35 villagers attended a meeting in the Village Hall organised by Alistair Ross.
For more information and an application form e-mail email@example.com or call Alistair Ross on 251355 or click on the link below
The syndicate now has 90 members which enables us to increase the number of orders from 5 to 6 annually whilst hopefully still getting a decent discount compared with ordering individually. There's an optimum size of order as too large an order has resulted in some oil companies refusing to quote because of the disruption that it would cause to their regular clients if they were successful in gaining the order.
As such, the orders going forward will be at the start of:
July, September, November, January, March, May etc
Ideas for or information about the village website, contact me through the link at the bottom of the page.
I offer personal email addresses with money to the village church or village hall (you choose) for example firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I am also open to placing adverts for local business on the website as well for a small fee - church and village funds
last updated 10/09/14