Boston, Lincolnshire

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Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England, approximately 100 miles (160 km) north of London.wikipedia
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River Witham

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Similarly, it is often linked to the monastery established by the Saxon monk Botolph at "Icanhoe" on the Witham in 654 and destroyed by the Vikings in 870, but this is now doubted by modern historians.
It rises south of Grantham close to South Witham at, passes Lincoln at and at Boston,, flows into The Haven, a tidal arm of The Wash, near RSPB Frampton Marsh.

The Fens

The early medieval geography of The Fens was much more fluid than it is today and, at that time, the Witham did not flow near the site of Boston.
Other significant settlements in the Fens include Boston, Cambridge, Spalding, and Wisbech.

A52 road

A52A52 trunk roadClifton Boulevard (A52)
The line of the road through Wide Bargate, to A52 and A16, is likely to have developed on its marine silt levees.
It runs east from a junction with the A53 at Newcastle-under-Lyme near Stoke-on-Trent via Ashbourne, Derby, Stapleford, Nottingham, West Bridgford, Bingham, Grantham, Boston and Skegness to the east Lincolnshire coast at Mablethorpe.


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The town is on the edge of the fertile Fenlands, about 11 mi north-east of Grantham, 16 mi west of Boston, and 17 mi south of Lincoln.

The Haven, Boston

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The order of importance was the other way round, when the Boston quarter of Skirbeck developed at the head of the Haven, which lies under the present Market Place.
The Haven is the tidal river of the port of Boston, Lincolnshire in England.


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Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England, approximately 100 miles (160 km) north of London.
The UK Independence Party made significant gains from the Conservatives, particularly around the town of Boston, due to opposition to Eastern European immigration.


Its present territory was probably then part of the grant of Skirbeck, part of the very wealthy manor of Drayton, which before 1066 had been owned by Ralph the Staller, Edward the Confessor's Earl of East Anglia.
Skirbeck is a long v-shaped formation wrapped around the south and east side of Boston parish.

Spalding, Lincolnshire

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The nearest major hospitals to Spalding are at Boston (18 miles north) and Peterborough (20 miles south-west).

Boston Guildhall

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At that time unsanctioned emigration was illegal, and they were brought before the court in the Guildhall.
Built in the 1390s, Boston Guildhall in Boston, Lincolnshire is a testament to the wealth and influence of the Guild of St. Mary, at a time when Boston's power as a centre of trade was second only to London.

Hanseatic League

Thus by the opening of the thirteenth century, Boston was already significant in trade with the continent of Europe and ranked as a port of the Hanseatic League.
In England this happened in Boston, Bristol, Bishop's Lynn (now King's Lynn, which features the sole remaining Hanseatic warehouse in England), Hull, Ipswich, Norwich, Yarmouth (now Great Yarmouth), and York.

Botwulf of Thorney

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Similarly, it is often linked to the monastery established by the Saxon monk Botolph at "Icanhoe" on the Witham in 654 and destroyed by the Vikings in 870, but this is now doubted by modern historians. The name "Boston" is said to be a contraction of "Saint Botolph's town", "stone", or "tun" (Old English, Old Norse and modern Norwegian) for a hamlet or farm, hence the Latin villa Sancti Botulfi "St. Botulf's village").
St Botolph's Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, known locally as "The Stump", is one of the most famous.


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The feathery aspect of this is still reflected in the presence of the bedding company named Fogarty, nearby in Fishtoft.) This and the religious friction put Boston into the parliamentarian camp in the Civil War which in England began in 1642.
Fishtoft is one of eighteen civil parishes which, together with Boston, form the Borough of Boston in the county of Lincolnshire, England.

John Cotton (minister)

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In 1612 John Cotton became the Vicar of St Botolph's and, although viewed askance by the Church of England for his non-conformist preaching, became responsible for a large increase in Church attendance.
In 1612, he left Emmanuel College to become the vicar of St. Botolph's Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, described as "the most magnificent parochial edifice in the kingdom."

Boston railway station

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Boston railway station is served by East Midlands Railway on the Poacher Line from Grantham to Skegness.
Boston railway station serves the town of Boston in Lincolnshire, England.

East Lincolnshire Railway

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It was the southern terminus of the East Lincolnshire Line to Louth and Grimsby until closure in 1970.
The East Lincolnshire Railway was a main line railway linking the towns of Boston, Louth and Grimsby in Lincolnshire, England.

Boston Cemetery

A memorial in Boston Cemetery commemorates them.
Boston Cemetery is a cemetery located in Boston, Lincolnshire in England.

Parts of Holland

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Apart from wool, Boston also exported salt, produced locally on the Holland coast, grain, produced up-river, and lead, produced in Derbyshire and brought via Lincoln, up-river.
Under the Local Government Act 1894 it was divided into rural districts and urban districts, with the municipal borough of Boston remaining untouched.

St Botolph's Church, Boston

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Boston's most notable landmark is St Botolph's Church ("The Stump"), said to be the largest parish church in England, visible for miles around from the flat lands of Lincolnshire.
St Botolph's Church is a parish church in the Church of England in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Black Sluice

The area between the Black Sluice and the railway station was mainly railway yard and the railway company's main depôt.
The Black Sluice is the name given to the structure that controls the flow of the South Forty-Foot Drain into The Haven, at Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Boston (UK Parliament constituency)

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Born in nearby Paddock Grove, son of a butcher, he was also MP for Boston, from 1856, until his death in 1860, in a shipping accident on Lake Michigan.
The borough consisted of most of the town of Boston, a port and market town on the River Witham which had overgrown its original boundaries as the river had been cleared of silt and its trade developed.

John Foxe

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Not far away, in the opposite direction, was the boyhood home of John Foxe, the author of Foxe's Book of Martyrs.
Foxe was born in Boston, in Lincolnshire, England, of a middlingly prominent family and seems to have been an unusually studious and devout child.

Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey

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The chief backer of the drainage locally, Lord Lindsey, was shot in the first battle and the fens returned to their accustomed dampness until after 1750.
The Lindsey Level in The Fens, between the River Glen and The Haven, at Boston, Lincolnshire was named after the first Earl Lindsey as he was the principal adventurer in its drainage.

Donington, Lincolnshire

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Donington has football teams for two age groups: Old Doningtonians for over eighteens, and Young Dons (established in 1996) for anyone under that age; Old Dons play in the Saturday Boston League and Young Dons on a Sunday in the Mid-Lincolnshire Junior League.


Sennelager, Germany
The men were taken to Sennelager camp, then on to Ruhleben POW camp where most remained till repatriated in 1918.
Many of the fishermen came from Boston or from Grimsby in Lincolnshire.

A16 road (England)

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The line of the road through Wide Bargate, to A52 and A16, is likely to have developed on its marine silt levees.