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.
MARSTON AND HOUGHAM PARISH CHURCHES
A very warm invitation to our
Traditional Carol Services at
Marston on December 22 at 5pm
Crib Service at Marston
4pm on Christmas Eve
Christmas Holy Communion at Hougham, 11.30 pm on Christmas Eve
Christmas Holy Communion at Marston,
9.30 am on Christmas Day
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The bus service has been replaced by CallConnect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 1515 to 1545 by the post box.
The Village Shop
Major changes involve the trading hours which take effect from Monday, 21st October and are as follows:
Pub - Drinks Only
Friday Nights 7 – 11pm
Closed until further notice on all other evenings.
Food & More
I am extending hours during the day to offer teas, coffees, snacks, lunches, cake, giftware and local produce together with our usual range of bar drinks. Free newspapers and WI-FI will be available to enjoy whilst onsite. The introduction of a television is currently being considered. Dogs will continue to be welcome.
Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Take Away Food is available during these hours. Pre-orders welcome.
Luncheon Club – The current meetings on the first Monday of each month can continue; however, no special menu will be available. I trust the new menu will offer sufficient choice and value for everyone including new members which can also be enjoyed any day of the week.
The shop will continue to offer everyday goods, and the hours are being amended in the hope of gaining new custom.
Monday 7.30am – 6pm
Giftware & Craft Display space available. Will consider working on a commission basis too.
Commercial kitchen space. Part or all of the working space may be available according to the business needs.
Office space (No public access)
Retail unit -Small unit, own access. Short and long lets considered. May suit Christmas giftware, nail technician or florist although all business ventures considered.
If anyone is interested in any of the above then send an initial enquiry via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as personal callers and telephone enquiries will not be responded to.
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.
Finally, I am continually striving to keep the business going and appreciate and thank all customers for their continuing support. I am open to receiving feedback or suggestions as there may be something I have missed. Please feel free to contact me as I know that I would still like to keep the Thorold Arms open and part of your community. This will only be possible if business increases but if the current trend continues then I will have no choice but to close.
Hougham and Marston Village Hall
Aavailable 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/
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Hougham and Marston Village Hall
8.30 pm, Tuesday, 31 December 2013
£5 per head to include Raffle and Lucky Ticket Number
Bring your own Food and Drink
Music will be provided !
Tickets from Val 250335 or Ann 250133.
Please spread the word.
Sorry, no under 16s.
Hougham and Marston Book Club
6th January: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
3rd February: The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morall
3rd March: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner
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 or cake at the Pub .
|14th January||Lincoln Castle Revealed project||Jessica Marshall|
Lincolnshire Archives is hosting a talk by the Survey of Lincoln on Saturday 14 December which staff hope you are able to attend.
Please advertise this event to your members.
Talk at Lincolnshire Archives hosted by the Survey of Lincoln.
Boultham and Swallowbeck: Lincoln's South Western Suburbs
Saturday 14 December 11am to 1pm
The Survey of Lincoln uses historical documents, archaeology, architectural features and local topography to build a vivid picture of Lincoln's past.
Learn about the history of the Survey of Lincoln and it's publications. Hear from the contributors to the newly launched Boultham and Swallowbeck booklet, which includes chapters on Boultham Hall and Estate, Gregg Hall, Education and Industry.
There will be a display of original documents and refreshments after the talk. Entry is free of charge
Just born Jacob lambs in the village - 12th March 2011
Scarecrow Festival Results
reports updated 15 April 2013
Alert – External Domestic mail boxes
Seasonal Scam Alert - undelivered mail or
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
BECHSTEIN model B Grand piano for
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 am going to 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 13/12/13