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.
Geoffrey Wildman







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The bus service has been replaced by CallConnect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

Dairy Crest Milk

01476 563733

The mobile Library calls once a month in Kerr's Crescent in Marston from 1200 to 1230. it doesnt stop in Hougham any more


















































From 17 November, Westborough Lane in Long Bennington will be closed so repairs to the bridge can be carried out.

The bridge deck will be replaced and widened, and the parapets upgraded, making it safer for drivers and pedestrians.

The works will be carried out over approximately three months, during which the bridge will be closed. Notifications will be posted two weeks before the start of the works and a signed diversion will be in place throughout.

The biggest pumpkin entered in the Marston Pumpkin Club Show on Saturday was grown at Hougham and weighed 23 stones. For more information and all the results please visit the Marston website at http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/marston/

Thorald Arms

Public House


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.


Dr Busker & The Quacks

Friday 5th December from 7pm onwards at the pub.

Ticket only admission. 7.50 each or 4 each (restricted view)
Age restriction of minimum 16 years due to the bawdy language at the end of the show.

Tickets are non-refundable except in the circumstance of bad weather preventing Dr Busker and the Quacks from performing.

Come and join us for a Victorian style evening of entertainment.
Please feel free to dress in the Victorian/Music Hall style to add to the atmosphere.


Hougham and Marston Village Hall

Available for bookings through


Proposed Large Wind Farm at Temple Hill

For more information and links please see






Parish Council minutes

updated 16 September 2014

The village and church

pictures of the village

Lincolnshire Walks - Marston & Hougham


Marston Vilage website

Hough Parish

Grantham Rural North Neighbourhood Policing Team



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/

Future Events

Christmas Craft Fair

Hougham and Marston Village Hall

Saturday 6th December

11 am doors open

admission 1

Plenty of craft stalls, tombola, hamper raffle, refreshments


Hougham and Marston Book Club 

December 1st - "This Boy" - by Alan Johnson

January 5th - "Plague Dogs" - by Richard Adams

Feb 2nd- 'Cry The Beloved Country' by Alan Playton

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 


Thorold Arms @ Marston


Every other Sunday at 8.30 pm

Entry 1.

All proceeds to charity, currently the Village Hall refurbishment.

Volunteer quizmasters always required.

Scrabble Night

every other Sunday night at 7.30pm
Participants are invited to join others with an interest in playing Scrabble every other Sunday night.
Free entry.
All levels of experience welcome - even if you are a novice.


Women's Institute

Hougham and Marston Local History Group

Village Hall Monthly 2nd Tuesday


13th January

Fear and loathing in Elizabethan Lincolnshire

John Hall

pictures of our visit to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life


Now the badminton court has been re-marked at the Village Hall we're hoping to revive the old badminton club. If anyone is interested we will be there on Friday 17th October at 7pm, with a view to meeting on alternate Friday evenings thereafter. (But not Friday 31st October, due to a prior booking). There will be a charge of 1.50 to cover hire of the hall.

Caroline Brown

01400 250563



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.

Please let Raquel Vallancey know if you are interested.




Village News

Photos from the WI Centenary Party held in the Thorold Arms garden on 11 June are on the Marston village website at:


WI baton relay heads out of district after afternoon tea

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.

Peter Stonebridge lived at Station House from 1944 to 1951

Pictures from Teas on the Green 2012

Photos from the music festival


Photographs from the Diamond Jubilee Party

Just born Jacob lambs in the village - 12th March 2011

Pictures of the Music Concert in Hougham Church 

Scarecrow Festival Results

Pictures from Teas on the Green 2009

Pictures from Teas on the Green 2010



reports updated 28 April 2014

At approx 06:20 this morning (Wednesday 17th Sep) a cement mixer was taken from a garden on Sand Lane in Marston. If you saw anything suspicious in that area this morning please call the Police on 101 quoting Incident Number 64 of 17/09/14.





Advice from Action Fraud on Rogue Traders

Village adverts

BECHSTEIN model B Grand piano for sale

Professionally refurbished by the Lincoln Piano Centre using Bechstein approved strings, felts etc and finished in a satin black case. The refurbishment was completed in August 2010.

Piano measures 6 feet 8 inches in length.

15,000 ono

Tel 01400 250922

Soothing Hands - Bowen therapy in Hougham


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


The Roseland Flock of Jacob Sheep

Lamb freezers packs and cuts of meat are available. Lambs are sometimes for sale.

Stylish individual Jacob rugs and Fleeces



                                                        Pest Control                                                    


                                                 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 lincolnshireoil@gmail.com or call Alistair Ross on 251355 or click on the link below

Application form                  FAQs

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 name@hougham.info or business@hougham.info

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 12/11/14