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About Harmston

This is another picturesque village lying on the fringe of the great City of Lincoln. Harmston grew up on an escarpment from which there are dramatic views of the Witham valley, and it is perhaps this river-side position which has given this lovely pastoral place much of its character.

The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, when it was recorded as an agricultural area dominated by farms. In those far off days farms were referred to as "tofts" and relics relating to those times can be seen in the Chapel Lane area of the village.

Harmston's Manor House was built in the 18th-century for Sir Charles Thorold. Harmston Hall, was completed in 1710 and was also the home of Sir George Thorold who became Lord Mayor of London in 1719. Later, in the 20th-century the hall became a hospital, and more latterly it was developed back into a private home.

There is a small parish church dedicated to All Saints, and a lively village pub.

In recent times the village has undergone a certain amount of expansion, and although this has not detracted from its rural charm it has turned Harmston into a dormitory village for the business world of Lincoln.

The larger town's of Waddington and Washingborough in the eastern reaches of the beautiful River Witham, are both just a short drive away.

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Waddington (45 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(1.3 miles, 2.1 km, direction N of Harmston)

Waddington is a bustling town, its modern day history forever linked to the R.A.F of which it is justifiably proud. It's annual air show is a major event on the yearly calendar and is attended by people from all over England...

Lincoln Cathedral from Castle Walls, Lincoln

Lincoln (653 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Lincolnshire

(5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction N of Harmston)

This fine cathedral City was called Lindon by the Ancient Britons' and later the Romans' knew it as Lindum. In AD48 a Roman garrison was set up to command the meeting of the.....

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Skellingthorpe (10 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction NW of Harmston)

This is a large village lying around three miles from Lincoln which is fringed by the Fosdyke Navigation. Visitors will find a few shops, pubs and an interesting Anglican church...

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Nettleham (10 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction N of Harmston)

This is a most delightful Lincolnshire village with dreamy stone cottages, a picturesque village green, and a sparkling beck around which well fed ducks and moorhens colonise...

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Bardney (11 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(10.3 miles, 16.6 km, direction NE of Harmston)

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Lincoln Castle (47 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction N)

A fine Norman motte-and-bailey castle built in 1068 on the site of a former Roman fortress. It is interesting for its two.....

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Lincoln Cathedral (306 Pictures)

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction N)

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Doddington Hall (3 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction NW)

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Newark Castle (47 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction SW)

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(14.6 miles, 23.4 km, direction S)

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