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Tetney

Coordinates: 53°29′20″N 0°01′08″E / 53.489°N 0.019°E / 53.489; 0.019

Tetney

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Tetney
Lincolnshire
Population 1,782 (2001)
OS grid reference TA314009
    - London 145 mi (233 km)  south
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN36
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Tetney is a village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, just west of the Prime Meridian.

Geography and amenities

The village is on the A1031 Cleethorpes to Mablethorpe coastal road, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Humberston, and 1 mile (1.61 km) east from Holton-le-Clay. The village also includes the hamlet of Tetney Lock located to the east of the village on the Louth Navigation canal.

The village facilities include the primary school, the Plough Inn public house, on the Market Place, a fish and chip shop, a village shop, a golf club, a garden centre, a Wesleyan chapel, a church and a village hall.

The parish church was built in 1363 and dedicated to St Peter and St Paul. The exact date is known due to the fact that on the second pillar from the west on the north arcade is the following inscription. 'This work was completed A.D. 1363 Robert Day the vicar'. Some parts of the building are from an earlier church which stood on the same spot, including a doorway dating from about 1280.

The village hall is situated on the site of the playing fields, on Humberston Road,[further explanation needed] which includes a cricket pitch, football pitch and, several years ago, a grass tennis court.

Tetney Rovers Football Club are based at the village hall and playing fields, and have in the last few years attracted players to form a team that has won both their leagues in consecutive years in the East Lincs Combination. The team is made up from experienced and young players.

To the east of the village on the road to Tetney Lock is an oil terminal which stores oil for the Humber Refinery.[1]

History

On the edge of the village is the site of a Marconi Beam Station from where telegrams were sent to Australia and India as part of the Imperial Wireless Chain.[2] When built it was state of the art and is important in the history of telecommunications, due to having established the first radio link between the United Kingdom and Australia, in 1927 Only the bases for the masts remain; the original administration buildings are now a small industrial complex. Tetney Lock used to be the location of a heliport run by Bristow Helicopters which delivered personnel to North Sea oil and gas rigs, but this is now defunct,[3] having operated from 1965 until the early 1970s. The hangars were converted into a turkey farm now known as New Delights.

Nature

To the east of the village are the Tetney Marshes, which cover over 1,500 hectares of coastal mudflats, salt marsh, dunes and saline lagoons on the north Lincolnshire coast, the reserve forms an important part of the Humber Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Area, administered by the RSPB as the Tetney Marshes nature reserve,[4] which functions as a grazing marsh and home of lagoon sand shrimps[5] and Little Tern who live near saline lagoons.

To the south of the village are the Tetney Blow Wells, a Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve. The Blow Wells are artesian springs flowing from the underlying chalk aquifer through the boulder clay to form a series of pools, which were used to supply a water cress farm from 1948 to 1961.[6] The nature reserve is also a habitat for the cardinal beetle.

References

External links

  • Tetney Blow Wells Nature Reserve
  • Tetney Marshes Nature Reserve
  • Tetney Beam Station
  • Tetney School(A History)
  • Photos of Tetney and surrounding area on geograph

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