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The bus service has been replaced by CallConnect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 1515 to 1545 by the post box



















































Thorald Arms

Public House


The Village Shop


Details of the menu and events can be found on the new website: www.styllies.co.uk

  • Fish & Chip Take Away Available Anytime During Opening Hours. Please telephone ahead wherever possible.

We would recommend you book a table in advance to guarantee availability especially on discount days.

Thorold Arms

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.

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





Parish Council minutes

updated 21 November 2013

The village and church

pictures of the village

Lincolnshire Walks - Marston & Hougham

Marston Village 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


Rachel Connolly’s art classes start again on 28 April. There are places available.

For more information visit the Marston village website at http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/marston/


Hougham and Marston Book Club

May - no meeting

2nd June: A long line of dead men by Lawrence Block

7th July: Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee 

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 and can be preceded by a delicious meal in the Luncheon Club 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 Womens’ Institute are knitting teddy bears for the Lincolnshire Police Community Safety Department. Teddy bears are given to children involved in road accidents. If anyone has any spare double knitting wool we would be most grateful for donations. Kim Roberts at the Thorold Arms is happy to set up a collection point for the wool in the shop. If anyone is interested in knitting teddy bears, the pattern can be downloaded from the Lincolnshire Police website or contact Jennifer Hare on 01400 251174.

Hougham and Marston Local History Group

Village Hall Monthly 2nd Tuesday

13th May

Peter Ball

A history of South Witham

1914: A Nation and a County Go To War
Please find attached a poster advertising the next exhibition at Lincolnshire Archives.

The exhibition takes place on Saturday 12th April from 10:30am – 3:00pm. Entry is free.

pictures of our visit to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life


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

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 02 March 2014

There was a residential burglary during the night of 8/9th April in Bridge Street, Marston. A wallet was stolen.

If anyone saw anything suspicious please call the Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting Incident No. 58 of 09/04/14.

.Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Community Safety Department, Thursday, 3 April 2014.

A telephone scam is currently operating in Lincolnshire where elderly persons have been contacted by telephone, a male suspect states he is a Police officer with an offender in custody, in possession of the victim's bank cards. The suspect caller asks the victim which bank they are a member of, to contact the bank and cancel the cards immediately.
The suspect caller will keep the telephone line open and then act as a member of the bank, asking for personal details and PIN number.
A courier is then sent to the victim's home to collect bank cards, which have been used immediately using the PIN given. Cash withdrawls have been made as well as bank transactions.

This scam has taken place around the UK. Lincolnshire appears to be being targeted currently, six incidents have recently been reported to Lincolnshire Police.

If you receive a similar telephone call requesting personal bank details/PIN, DO NOT give any information. Please contact Lincolnshire Police immediately, Tel 101 (non emergency) or 999 in an emergency.

On Friday the 28th of March at 09:15 a white German shepherd was taken from the garden the property is on Fen Lane in Long Bennington a silver transit van pulled up outside the property and a male bundled the dog into the van incident number 112 28/03/14 if you have any information on any of these incidents please contact the force control room on 101 quoting the incident number many thanks.

Advice from Action Fraud on Rogue Traders

Village adverts

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

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


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 14/04/14