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Washingborough, Ferry
Washingborough, Ferry
Washingborough, Ferry

Washingborough railway station opened in 1846 and closed to passengers in 1940.

The Ferry Boat Inn had the rights to the ferry service across the Witham.

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Washingborough, ferry
Washingborough, Ferry and Station
Washingborough, Ferry and Station
Washingborough, Ferry and Station

Washingborough Ferry over the River Witham was close by the railway station which stood on the bank.

This was the Lincoln to Boston line, now a cycle track.

Washingborough, Ferry, Witham, Lincoln to Boston railway
Washingborough, High Street
Washingborough, High Street
Washingborough, High Street

Washingborough is a large village 3 miles south east of Lincoln.

It lies on the River Witham where much evidence of Bronze Age settlement has been found.

This is a view looking down High Street towards Main Road.  The Ferry Boat Inn is a little way down the street on the left. 

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Washingborough, Ferry Boat Inn
Washingborough, Medieval Cross
Washingborough, Medieval Cross
Washingborough, Medieval Cross

Washingborough Medieval Cross stands outside the church gates. It was restored as a First World War Memorial.

The cottage in the background was taken down in the 1950s.

Washingborough, Medieval Cross, War Memorial
Washingborough, Railway Station
Washingborough, Railway Station
Washingborough, Railway Station

The Lincoln to Boston line was opened in 1848 as part of the Great Northern Railway’s Lincolnshire Loop Line.

Built alongside the River Witham, this was one of those stations on the line which had a ferry.

Seen here in 1971 the station had lost its goods and passenger services in July 1940. Despite this in this view taken 31 years later the platforms were intact.

Now part of the long distance cycling and walking trail, the ‘Water Rail Way’, the platforms, and the buildings seen here still survive.

Peter Grey Archive, 1971

Washingborough, railway station
Washingborough, Thatched Houses
Washingborough, Thatched Houses
Washingborough, Thatched Houses

These were probably the last thatched houses in Washingborough.

The view looks south with the Hunter’s Leap pub immediately on the left, at the top of Oak Hill.

Washingborough, thatched house, Hunter's Leap, Oak Hill