Stamford, Lincolnshire

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St Mary's Hill, Stamford
Stamford is located in the United Kingdom
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• London92 mi (148 km) S
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Shire county
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52°39′22″N 0°29′02″W / 52.656°N 0.484°W / 52.656; -0.484Coordinates: 52°39′22″N 0°29′02″W / 52.656°N 0.484°W / 52.656; -0.484

Stamford is a town on the River Welland in Lincolnshire, England, 92 miles (148 km) north of London on the A1. The population at the 2011 census was 19,701.[2] It was estimated to be 20,645 in 2019.[3] The town has 17th and 18th-century stone buildings, older timber-framed buildings and five medieval parish churches.[4] Stamford is a frequent film location. In 2013 it was rated the best place to live in a survey by The Sunday Times.[5]


High Street, St Martin's

The Romans built Ermine Street across what is now Burghley Park and forded the river Welland to the west of Stamford, eventually reaching Lincoln; they also built a town to the north at Great Casterton on the River Gwash. In AD 61 Boudica followed the Roman legion Legio IX Hispana across the river. The Anglo-Saxons later chose Stamford as their main town, being on a more important river than the Gwash.

The place-name Stamford is first attested in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, where it appears as Steanford in 922 and Stanford in 942. It appears as Stanford in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name means "stony ford".[6]

In 972 King Edgar made Stamford a borough. The Anglo-Saxons and Danes faced each other across the river.[7] The town had grown as a Danish settlement at the lowest point that the Welland could be crossed by ford or bridge. Stamford was the only one of the Five Boroughs of the Danelaw not to become a county town. Initially a pottery centre making Stamford Ware, by the Middle Ages it had gained fame for its production of wool and the woollen cloth known as Stamford cloth or haberget – which "In Henry III's reign... was well known in Venice."[8]

Stamford was a walled town,[7] but only a small portion of the walls remains. Stamford became an inland port on the Great North Road, the latter superseding Ermine Street in importance. Notable buildings in the town include the medieval Browne's Hospital, several churches and the buildings of Stamford School, a public school founded in 1532.[7]

A fragment of Stamford Castle

A Norman castle was built about 1075 and apparently demolished in 1484.[7][9][10] The site stood derelict until the late 20th century, when it was built over and now includes a bus station and a modern housing development. A small part of the curtain wall survives at the junction of Castle Dyke and Bath Row.

During the English Civil War local loyalties were split. Thomas Hatcher MP was a Parliamentarian. Royalists used Wothorpe and Burghley as defensive positions. In the summer of 1643 the Royalists forces were besieged at Burghley on 24 July after a defeat at Peterborough on 19 July. The army of Viscount Campden was heavily outnumbered and surrendered the following day.[11]

Stamford has been hosting an annual fair since the Middle Ages. It is mentioned in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2 (Act 3, Scene 2). The fair, held in mid-Lent, is the largest street fair in Lincolnshire and among the largest in the country. On 7 March 1190, crusaders at the fair led a pogrom; many Jews in the town were massacred.[12]

A jug commemorates Ann Blades - a Stamford bull runner in 1792

For over 600 years Stamford was the site of the Stamford Bull Run, a festival held annually on 13 November, St Brice's day, until 1839.[7][13] According to local tradition, this was started by William de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey, after seeing two bulls fighting in the meadow beneath his castle. Some butchers came to part the combatants and one of the bulls ran into the town. The earl mounted his horse and rode after the animal; he enjoyed the sport so much that he gave the meadow in which the fight began to the butchers of Stamford on condition that they continue to provide a bull, to be run in the town every 13 November.[7]

The East Coast Main Line was planned to go through Stamford, as an important postal town at the time, but resistance there led to routing it instead through Peterborough, whose importance and size increased at Stamford's expense.[14]

During the Second World War, the area around Stamford was home to several military sites, particularly RAF stations and airborne encampments but also a prisoner-of-war camp.[15] Within the town, Rock House contained the headquarters of Stanislaw Sosabowski and the staff of Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade. A memorial plaque was unveiled at the house in 2004.[16]

Stamford Museum occupied a Victorian building in Broad Street from 1980 to 2011. In June 2011 it was closed by Lincolnshire County Council budget cuts.[17] Some exhibits have been relocated to the Discover Stamford area at the town's library[18] and to the Town Hall.[19]


Stamford Town Council's arms: Per pale dexter side Gules three Lions passant guardant in pale Or and the sinister side chequy Or and Azure

Stamford is part of the parliamentary constituency of Grantham and Stamford. The incumbent Member is Gareth Davies of the Conservative Party, who won the seat at the 2019 General Election. His predecessor, Nick Boles, had left the Conservatives in March 2019.[20][21]

In local government, Stamford since April 1974 has been in the areas of Lincolnshire County (upper tier) and South Kesteven District Council (lower tier). It formerly belonged to Kesteven County Council.

Stamford's town council[22] has arms: Per pale dexter side Gules three Lions passant guardant in pale Or and the sinister side chequy Or and Azure.[23] The three lions are the English royal arms, granted to the town by Edward IV for its part in the "Lincolnshire Uprising".[24] The blue and gold chequers are the arms of the De Warenne family, which held the Manor in the 13th century.


Stamford, as a town and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, on the River Welland, forms a south-westerly protrusion of Lincolnshire between Rutland to the north and west, Peterborough to the south, and Northamptonshire to the south-west. There have been mistaken claims of a quadripoint where four ceremonial counties – Rutland, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire – would meet at a point.[25] but the location actually has two tripoints some 66 ft (20 metres) apart.[26]

The Welland forms the border between two historic counties: Lincolnshire to the north and the Soke of Peterborough in Northamptonshire to the south.

In 1991, the boundary between Lincolnshire and Rutland (then Leicestershire) in the Stamford area was redrawn.[27] It now mostly follows the A1 to the railway line. The conjoined parish of Wothorpe is in the city of Peterborough. Barnack Road is the Lincolnshire/Peterborough boundary where it borders St Martin's Without.

The river downstream of the town bridge and some of the meadows fall within the drainage area of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.[28]


Much of Stamford is built on Middle Jurassic Lincolnshire limestone, with mudstones and sandstones.[29]

The area is known for its limestone and slate quarries. Collyweston stone slate, a cream-coloured stone, is found on the roofs of many Stamford stone buildings. Stamford Stone in Barnack has two quarries at Marholm and Holywell.[30] Clipsham Stone has two quarries in Clipsham.


In 1968, a specimen of the sauropod dinosaur Cetiosaurus oxoniensis was found in the Williamson Cliffe Quarry, close to Great Casterton in adjacent Rutland. Some 15 metres (49 ft) long, it is about 170 million years old, from the Aalenian or Bajocian era of the Jurassic period,[31] It is one of the most complete dinosaur skeletons found in the UK. It was installed in 1975 in the Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.


Tourism plays an important part in Stamford's economy, as do professional law and accountancy firms. Health, education and other public-service employers also play a role, notably the hospital, a large medical general practice, schools (including independent schools) and the further education college. Hospitality is provided by several hotels, licensed premises, restaurants, tea rooms and cafés.

The licensed premises reflect the history of the town. The George Hotel, Lord Burghley, William Cecil, Danish Invader and Jolly Brewer are among nearly 30 premises serving real ale.[32] Surrounding villages and Rutland Water provide other venues and employment opportunities, as do several annual events at Burghley House.


The town has a significant retail and service sector. The town centre has many independent boutique stores and draws shoppers from a wide area. Several streets are traffic free. The outlets include among others gift shops, eateries, men's and women's outfitters, shoe shops, florists, hairdressers, beauty therapists, and acupuncture and health-care services. Harrison Dunn, Dawson of Stamford, the George Hotel, The Crown, Arts Centre are some of the other popular places. Stamford has a number of hotels, coffee shops and restaurants. There is a branch in the town of the national jeweller F. Hinds which can trace its history back to the clockmaker Joseph Hinds, who worked in Stamford in the first half of the 19th century.[33] In the summer months Stamford Meadows attract visitors.

National supermarkets Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons are represented. There are two retail parks a little way from the centre. One has Homebase DIY, Curry's electrical, Carpetright floor covering and McDonald's fast-food, the other Sainsbury's, Argos, Lidl, and Halfords car spares and bicycle shop. The town has three builders' merchants and several other specialist trade outlets and skilled trades such as roofers, builders, tilers etc. There are two car showrooms and a number of car-related businesses. Local services include convenience stores, post offices, newsagents and take-aways.

RAF Wittering is nearby to the south


South of the town is RAF Wittering, a main employer which was until 2011 the home of the Harrier. The base opened in 1916 as RFC Stamford. It closed in 1919, but reopened in 1924 under its present name.

The engineering company, largely closed since June 2018, is Cummins Generator Technologies (formerly Newage Lyon, then Newage International), a maker of electrical generators in Barnack Road.[34] C & G Concrete (now part of Breedon Aggregates)[35] is in Uffington Road.

The Pick Motor Company was founded in Stamford in about 1898. A number of smaller firms — welders, printers and so forth — are either in small collections of industrial units or more traditional premises in older mixed-use parts of the town. Blackstone & Co was a farm implement and diesel engine manufacturing company.

Stamford lies in the midst of some of England's richest farmland and close to the famous "double-cropping" land of parts of the fens. Agriculture still provides a small, but steady number of jobs in farming, agricultural machinery, distribution and ancillary services.

Publishing and broadcasting[edit]

The Stamford Mercury claimed to have been published since 1695, as "Britain's oldest newspaper", but in fact it was founded in 1710 as the Stamford Post.[36] However, it is the oldest provincial continuous newspaper title, as The Stamford Mercury has been in print since 1712.

Local radio provision was shared between Peterborough's Heart East (102.7 - Heart Peterborough closed in July 2010) and Greatest Hits Radio Stamford and Rutland (formerly Rutland Radio) (a 97.4 transmitter on Little Casterton Road) from Oakham. Other stations include BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (95.7 from Peterborough), BBC Radio Northampton (103.6 from Corby) and BBC Radio Lincolnshire (94.9). NOW Digital broadcasts from an East Casterton transmitter covering the town and Spalding, which provides the Peterborough 12D multiplex (BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and Heart East). Stamford has its own lower-power television relay transmitter, due to the town being in a valley[37][38] which takes its transmission from Waltham, not Belmont.

Local high-profile publishers are Key Publishing (aviation) and the Bourne Publishing Group (pets). Old Glory, a specialist magazine devoted to steam power and traction engines, was published in Stamford.


The Elizabethan Burghley House

Stamford was the first conservation area[39][40] to be designated in England and Wales under the Civic Amenities Act 1967.[41] There are over 600 listed buildings in the town and surrounding area.[42]

The Industrial Revolution largely left Stamford untouched. Much of the centre was built in the 17th and 18th centuries in Jacobean or Georgian style.[7] It is marked by streets of timber-framed and stone buildings using local limestone, and by little shops tucked down back alleys. A number of the old coaching inns survive, their large doorways being a feature of the town. The main shopping area was pedestrianised in the 1980s.

Near Stamford (but in the historical Soke of Peterborough) is Burghley House, an Elizabethan mansion, built by the First Minister of Elizabeth I, Sir William Cecil, later Lord Burghley.[7] It is the ancestral seat of the Marquess of Exeter. The tomb of William Cecil is in St Martin's Church, Stamford. The parkland of the Burghley Estate adjoins the town on two sides. Another country house near Stamford, Tolethorpe Hall, hosts outdoor theatre productions by the Stamford Shakespeare Company.[43]

Tobie Norris had a bell foundry in the town in the 17th century; his name is now given to a pub in St Paul's Street.[44]


Stamford railway station before being extensively refurbished by Network Rail and Central Trains; Robert Humm's bookshop has now moved into the town


Lying on the main north-south route (Ermine Street, the Great North Road and the A1) from London to York and Edinburgh, Stamford hosted several Parliaments in the Middle Ages. The George, the Bull and Swan, the Crown and the London Inn were well-known coaching inns. The town had to cope with heavy north-south traffic through its narrow roads until 1960, when a bypass was built to the west of the town.[45] The old route is now the B1081. There is only one road bridge over the Welland, excluding the A1: a local bottleneck.[46]

Until 1996 there were plans to upgrade the bypass to motorway standard, but these have been shelved. The Carpenter's Lodge roundabout south of the town has been replaced by a grade-separated junction.[47] The old A16, now the A1175 (Uffington Road) to Market Deeping, meets the northern end of the A43 (Kettering Road) in the south of the town.

On foot[edit]

All Saints' Street

Footbridges cross the Welland at the Meadows, some 200 metres upstream of the Town Bridge, and at the Albert Bridge 250 metres downstream.[48]

The Jurassic Way runs from Banbury to Stamford. The Hereward Way runs through the town from Rutland to the Peddars Way in Norfolk, along the Roman Ermine Street and then the River Nene. The Macmillan Way heads through the town, finishing at Boston. Torpel Way follows the railway line, entering Peterborough at Bretton.


The town is served by Stamford railway station, formerly known as Stamford Town to distinguish it from the now closed Stamford East station in Water Street. The station building is a fine stone structure in Mock Tudor style, influenced by nearby Burghley House and designed by Sancton Wood.[49]

The station has direct services to Leicester, Birmingham and Stansted Airport (via Cambridge) on the Birmingham to Peterborough Line.[50] CrossCountry operates most of the services as part of their Birmingham–Stansted Airport route. Trains to and from Peterborough pass through a short tunnel beneath St Martin's High Street.


The town has a bus station on part of the old castle site in St Peter's Hill.[51] The main routes are to Peterborough via Helpston or Wansford and to Oakham, Grantham, Uppingham and Bourne. There are less frequent services to Peterborough by other routes. Delaine Buses services terminate at their depot in North Street. Other active operators include CentreBus, Blands and Peterborough Council.

On Sundays and Bank Holidays from 16 May 2010, there are five journeys to Peterborough operated by Peterborough City Council, on routes via Wittering/Wansford, Duddington/Wansford, Burghley House/Barnack/Helpston and Uffington/Barnack/Helpston. There is a National Express coach service between London and Nottingham each day, including Sundays. Route maps and timetables are on Lincolnshire County Council's website.

River Welland


Commercial shipping brought cargoes along a canal from Market Deeping to warehouses in Wharf Road until the 1850s.[7] This is no longer possible because of abandonment of the canal and the shallowness of the river above Crowland. There is a lock at the sluice in Deeping St James, but it is not in use. The river was not conventionally navigable upstream of the Town Bridge.


Stamford has five state primary schools – Bluecoat, St Augustine's (RC), St George's, St Gilbert's and Malcolm Sargent, and the independent Stamford Junior School, a co-educational school for children aged two to eleven.[52]

There is one state secondary school in the town: Stamford Welland Academy (formerly Stamford Queen Eleanor School). This was formed in the late 1980s from the town's two comprehensive schools – Fane and Exeter. It became an academy in 2011. In April 2013, a group of parents announced an intention to establish a Free School in the town,[53] but they failed to receive government backing. Instead, the multi-academy trust that had submitted the bid was invited to take over the running of the existing school.[54]

Stamford School and Stamford High School are long-established independent schools with approximately 1,500 pupils combined. Stamford School for boys was founded in 1532, with the High School for girls was founded in 1877. The schools have taught co-educational classes in the sixth form since 2000. Together with Stamford Junior School, they form the Stamford Endowed Schools.[55]

Most of Lincolnshire still has grammar schools. In Stamford, the place of grammar schools was long filled by a form of the Assisted Places Scheme that provided state funding to send children to one of the two independent schools in the town that were formerly direct-grant grammars.[56] The national scheme was abolished by the 1997 Labour government. The Stamford arrangements remained in place as a protracted transitional arrangement. In 2008, the council decided no new places could be funded and the arrangement ended in 2012. The rest of South Kesteven, apart from Market Deeping, has the selective system.

Other secondary pupils travel to Casterton College or further afield to The Deepings School or Bourne Grammar School.

New College Stamford offers post-16 further education: work-based, vocational and academic; and higher education courses including BA degrees in art and design awarded by the University of Lincoln and teaching-related courses awarded by Bishop Grosseteste University.[57] The college also offers a range of informal adult learning.

In 1333–1334, a group of students and tutors from Merton and Brasenose colleges, dissatisfied with conditions at their university, left Oxford to establish a rival college at Stamford. Oxford and Cambridge universities petitioned Edward III, and the King ordered the closure of the college and the return of the students to Oxford. MA students at Oxford were obliged to swear the following: "You shall also swear that you will not read lectures, or hear them read, at Stamford, as in a University study, or college general", an oath that remained in place until 1827.[58] The site and limited remains of the former Brazenose College, Stamford, where the Oxford secessionists lived and studied, now forms part of Stamford School.[59]


All Saints' Church, Stamford with the wooden war memorial, and Red Lion Square to the right

In the 2011 Census, less than 67 per cent of the population of Stamford identified themselves as Christian; over 25 per cent identified themselves as of "no religion".

Stamford has many current or former churches:[7]

Filming location[edit]

Filming Pride and Prejudice in September 2004
Broad Street looking east

Television shows[edit]


Notable residents[edit]


Football teams[edit]

There are a number of junior teams in each age group, and also school teams.

Rugby teams[edit]

  • Stamford College Old Boys R.F.C.
  • Stamford College Rugby Team
  • Stamford Rugby Club
Tolethorpe Hall in nearby Little Casterton

Cricket teams[edit]

  • Burghley Park Cricket Club[61]
  • Stamford Town Cricket Club

Festivals and events[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "All Saints – UK Census Data 2011". UK Census Data. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
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  6. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p. 436.
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  29. ^ Geological Survey of England and Wales: Stamford. British Geological Survey. 1957.
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  31. ^ "1968 Williamson Cliffe brick-pit, Rutland: Late/Upper Bajocian, United Kingdom". The Paleobiology Database.
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  50. ^ "East Midland Trains routemap". Archived from the original on 10 June 2010.
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Further reading[edit]

  • South Lincolnshire Archaeology, no. 1 (Stamford: South Lincolnshire Archaeology Unit, 1977)
  • Coles, Ken (February 1980). "Queen Eleanor's Cross". The Stamford Historian. Stamford research group. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  • Drakard, John (1822). The History of Stamford, in the County of Lincoln: Comprising Its Ancient, Progressive, and Modern State: with an Account of St. Martin's, Stamford Baron, and Great and Little Wothorpe, Northamptonshire. J. Drakard.
  • Edwards, Samuel, ed. (1810). Extracts taken from Harod's history of Stamford: relating to the navigation of the River Welland from Stamford to the Sea. Stamford.
  • John S. Hartley and Alan Rogers (1974), The Religious Foundations of Medieval Stamford, Stamford Survey Group, 2. Nottingham: Department of Adult Education, University of Nottingham
  • Kathy Kilmurry (1980), The Pottery Industry of Stamford, Lincs., c. AD 850–1250, British Archaeological Reports, 84. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports
  • C. M. Mahany (1978), Stamford: Castle and Town. South Lincolnshire Archaeology, 2. Stamford: South Lincolnshire Archaeological Unit
  • Christine Mahany, Alan Burchard and Gavin Simpson (1982), Excavations in Stamford, Lincolnshire, 1963–1969, The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series, 9. London: Society for Medieval Archaeology
  • Mahany, C. M.; Roffe, D. R. (1983). "Stamford: The Development of an Anglo-Scandinavian Borough". Anglo-Norman Studies. 5: 199–219.
  • Page, William, ed. (1906). A History of the County of Lincoln. Victoria County History. 2. pp. 234–235 "Hospitals: Stamford".
  • Page, William, ed. (1906). A History of the County of Lincoln. Victoria County History. 2. pp. 225–230 "Friaries: Stamford".
  • Plowman, Aubrey (1980). "Stamford and the Plague, 1604". The Stamford Historian. Stamford research group. Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  • Roffe, D. R. (1981). Stamford: Its Origins and Growth. Stamford: South Lincolnshire Archaeological Unit.
  • Roffe, D. R.; Mahany, C. M. (1986). "Stamford and the Norman Conquest". Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. 21: 5–9.
  • Roffe, D. R. (1987). "Walter Dragun's Town? Lord and Burghal Community in Thirteenth-Century Stamford". Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. 22: 43–46.
  • Roffe, D. R. (1994). Stamford in the Thirteenth Century: Two Inquisitions from the Reign of Edward I. Stamford: Paul Watkins.
  • Rogers, Alan, ed. (1965). The Making of Stamford. Leicester: Leicestershire University Press.
  • Rogers, Alan (2001) [1983]. the Book of Stamford. Barracuda Books 1983 edn.; Spiegl Press, Stamford 2001 edn.. ISBN 0-86023-123-2.
  • Thomas, Dr. D. L. (1982). "The Cecil Monopoly of Milling in Stamford 1561-1640". The Stamford Historian. Stamford research group. Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  • Thoresby Jones, Percy (1960). The Story of the Parish Churches of Stamford. British Publishing Co.
  • Till, Dr E C. "St Cuthbert's Fee in Stamford". The Stamford Historian. Stamford research group. Retrieved 3 April 2013.

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