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.

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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

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 Notices Future Events


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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The bus service has been replaced by CallConnect

Please could you inform the village on HAMES about a scam telephone call I have just had. I am concerned that because BT have been in the village so much recently it is a more plausible scam.
The man said he was from BT and there was a record of a security fault on our line. He wanted me to turn on my computer to show me the problem and wanted to know if I bank or shop on line as this was in danger of corruption. He got most annoyed when I said I would ring BT back about the problem when I had time and there was no number left to call back. He eventually put the phone down on me. I have rung BT and they said there would always be a number to ring them back on.
I also rang the fraud line and reported this. They gave me a website www.getsafeonline.org which they suggest is worth looking at.

Julia Metcalf

On Monday 11th April I, and 4 others witnessed a blue van with Grantham Removals on the side, speed through Hougham and what is worse overtook a car travelling at the speed limit, weaving round parked cars while he did it. I emailed Grantham Removals:
"Whether it was you or one of your so called drivers driving the blue Grantham Removals van through Hougham just after 6 pm tonight or not, the actions of the driver - speeding and overtaking a car driving at the speed limit in a narrow village street were disgusting and dangerous.
There were 5 witnesses to this reckless act."

The owner has replied to me with a cartoon of of a goat on the boot of a car and the words "Call the cops. I don't give a f**k".

Just a heads up in case anyone is looking to book them to move their personal possessions.



Hougham and Marston Village Hall

Available for children's parties, christenings, wedding receptions, meetings and fund raising activities, through

houghammarston@gmail.com

Telephone:07806869549

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An 'Autumn Social in the Village Hall (incorporating the Pumpkin Club Show)' is provisionally planned for Saturday, 22 October. Place this date in your diary; the village hall was full last year.
Andy Watson

Mike's Quality Grimsby Fish

Thursday 0920 am 07763 388397




Hougham and Marston Book Club


No meeting in May

6th June 'The Girl In The Red Coat' by Kate Hamer

4th July - 'First Lady' by Sonia Purnell

1st August - 'The shadow of the wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


If interested contact Bernadette Chalklin 014002550768 07904083274 BChalklin@AOL.com or turn up on the day at 2 pm. 1 only including tea/coffee

The meetings are held in the Village Hall

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Hougham

Parish Council minutes

updated 16 September 2014

The village and church

pictures of the village

Lincolnshire Walks - Marston & Hougham


Women's Institute

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

Marston Village website

Hough Parish

Grantham Rural North Neighbourhood Policing Team

 

Hougham and Marston Local History Group

Village Hall Monthly 2nd Tuesday

Membership 35 a year
Non members 4 a meeting
includes tea/coffee and biscuits

14th June - 

It has been decided that it would probably be better if those who wish to see the poppies at Lincoln Castle, make their own way there at a convenient time. We will have a meeting at the Village Hall on Tuesday. 14th June. Perhaps if you have anything you feel other members would be interested to hear about, you could bring it along. 

pictures of our visit to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life

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www.walk4life.info

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!

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Now the badminton court has been re-marked at the Village Hall we're hoping to revive the old badminton club on alternate Friday evenings.  There will be a charge of 1.50 to cover hire of the hall.

Caroline Brown

01400 250563

cjbeee@btinternet.com

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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/marsto

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.

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MAKING MUSIC AT THE OLD RECTORY

Yoga classes in the Village Hall every Monday Evening.

Please let Raquel Vallancey know if you are interested.

rax230@yahoo.co.uk

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Vitality for the Over 60s classes started at Barkston Village Hall on Wednesday, 28 January, 9.45-10.45 am.

NHS approved.

Call 01529 411194 for details.

Or call Susie Mathieson on 250301

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Village News

Hougham residents take law - and speed gun - into their own hands



Hougham parish councillors Robin Johnson and Robert Scott have been catching speeding motorists along Main Street.

A group of residents and parish councillors have decided to take their own action against motorists who regularly speed through their village.
Hougham parish councillor Robin Johnson, vice-chairman Robert Scott and others living in the village have started monitoring those driving up Main Street with a purchased speed gun.
Despite clear 30mph signs as you enter the road, they have recorded a high number of motorists driving in excess of the speed limit.
During their first speed check session over six hours on one day in September, they recorded 172 people driving over the limit.
The worst offender was a motorcyclist clocked driving at 61mph, and subsequently their details along with others were passed on to police.
This Monday the group were out in force again armed with their speed gun and additional 30mph signs.
After just two hours they reported that 45% of those going past were driving over 30mph, and 9% over 40mph.
Mr Johnson added: “One lady who we clocked going too fast, drove back and said that what WE were doing was illegal.”
The group have received assurances from their local police officer that they are completely within their rights to do these speed checks.
Moreover they stress that they are only doing it because speeding has long been an ongoing issue affecting their community.
“It comes up at every parish meeting,” said Mr Scott. “The police do their best, but they have to cover a wide area - this is our way of helping to tackle the problem.”
The group plan to do more speed check sessions in the future, and are liaising with Lincolnshire Police and the county’s Road Safety Partnership about other possible speed enforcement measures.
A spokesman for the Road Safety Partnership has clarified the rules around the use of speed guns. For a successful prosection, the equipment must be Home Office type approved, a record of pre-use checks must be held, the operator must be authorised by the Chief Constable and trained in speed assessment.
They added that it is not illegal to own the equipment or operate it, as long as it is not considered a nuisance to road users.

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

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/marston/

WI baton relay heads out of district after afternoon tea

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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

The biggest pumpkin entered in the Marston Pumpkin Club Show in 2014 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/

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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





 

 

 

 

Advice from Action Fraud on Rogue Traders




























































































































Village adverts

 

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


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