Overview for St. Benedicts Close, SLEAFORD, NG34 8DB

Introduction

Sleaford is a market town and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. Centred on the former parish of New Sleaford, the modern boundaries and urban area include Quarrington to the south-west, Holdingham to the north and Old Sleaford to the east. The town is on the edge of the fertile Fenlands, 11 miles (18 kilometres) north-east of Grantham, 16 mi (26 km) west of Boston, and 17 mi (27 km) south of Lincoln. Its population of 17,671 at the 2011 Census made it the largest settlement in the North Kesteven district; it is the district's administrative centre. Bypassed by the A17 and the A15, it is linked to Lincoln, Newark, Peterborough, Grantham and King's Lynn.

The first settlement formed in the Iron Age where a prehistoric track crossed the River Slea. It was a tribal centre and home to a mint for the Corieltauvi in the 1st centuries BC and AD. Evidence of Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlement has been found. The medieval records differentiate between Old and New Sleaford, the latter emerging by the 12th century around the present-day market place and St Denys' Church; Sleaford Castle was also built at that time for the Bishops of Lincoln, who owned the manor. Granted the right to hold a market in the mid-12th century, New Sleaford developed into a market town and became locally important in the wool trade, while Old Sleaford declined.

From the 16th century, the landowning Carre family kept tight control over the town – it grew little in the early modern period. The manor passed from the Carre family to the Hervey family by the marriage of Isabella Carre to John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol in 1688. The town's common land and fields were legally enclosed by 1794, giving ownership mostly to the Hervey family. This coincided with canalisation of the Slea. The Sleaford Navigation brought economic growth until it was superseded by the railways in the mid-1850s. In the 20th century, the sale of farmland around Sleaford led to the development of large housing estates.

Sleaford was mainly an agricultural town until the 20th century with a cattle market. Seed companies such as Hubbard and Phillips and Sharpes International were established in the late 19th century. The arrival of the railway made the town favourable for malting, but the industry has since declined. In 2011, the commonest occupations were in wholesale and retail trading, health and social care, public administration, defence and manufacturing. Regeneration of the town centre has helped to regenerate the earlier industrial areas, including construction of the National Centre for Craft & Design (The Hub) on an old wharf.

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Summary for St. Benedicts Close, SLEAFORD, NG34 8DB

East Midlands
This postcode is in the parish of
Cranwell, Brauncewell and Byard's Leap
in
Cranwell, Leasingham & Wilsford
within
North Kesteven
in
Lincolnshire
Rural/Urban
Rural Town and fringe   ?

Roadworks near NG34 8DB

Today's roadworks within 3 miles
Planned
4
In Progress
10
Completed
3
Cancelled
0

Road Safety near NG34 8DB

Details of personal injury accidents in and around St. Benedicts Close, NG34 8DB that have been reported to Lincolnshire Police over the past 20 years.

Traffic Levels near NG34 8DB

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Police

This area is policed by Lincolnshire Police.

Lincolnshire Police split their policing area into 58 separate neighbourhoods and this postcode is in the Sleaford Rural North neighbourhood.

Lincolnshire Police

Sleaford Rural North Neighbourhood Crime

Top 3 Categories

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Violent Crime
Mar 2024
16
Feb 2024
20
Anti-social Behaviour
Mar 2024
8
Feb 2024
6
Other Theft
Mar 2024
5
Feb 2024
5

Member of UK Parliament

This postcode is in the Sleaford and North Hykeham parliamentary constituency.

Sleaford and North Hykeham is a constituency in the East Midlands region of England. The seat has been held by Dr Caroline Johnson (Conservative) since December 2016.

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Most Recent House Sales for St. Benedicts Close, NG34 8DB

4 ST BENEDICTS CLOSE, NG34 8DB
23 Sep 2021
£190,000
6 ST BENEDICTS CLOSE, NG34 8DB
1 Apr 2021
£168,000
2 ST BENEDICTS CLOSE, NG34 8DB
4 Oct 2019
£170,000
1 ST BENEDICTS CLOSE, NG34 8DB
6 Sep 2019
£136,000

Local Petrol Station Prices

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Coordinates for NG34 8DB

Latitude
53.037492
Longitude
-0.460318

Residents at NG34 8DB

Households
9
Male
10
Female
8
People per Household
2.00

Sunrise and Sunset at NG34 8DB

Sunrise
04:48
Sunset
21:08

Traffic Emission and Congestion Zones

NG34 8DB is not covered by a Traffic Emission or Congestion Zone

Historical Weather Summary

Clear10.47%
Cloudy57.05%
Rain7.28%
Windy25.07%
Other0.13%

Population

North Kesteven
115,000

Deprivation Index

82.1 England
The lower the score (out of 100),
the more deprived the postcode

Average Energy Performance

Domestic Certificates

Companies Registered at NG34 8DB

Active
None

Postcode Details for NG34 8DB

Introduced
1 Jan 1980

Recent Updates

3 May 2024
Police and Crime data updated for March 2024
2 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (England and Wales) updated March 2024
2 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (Scotland) updated January to March 2024
1 May 2024
Sold House Price data updated for March 2024
18 Apr 2024
Added Traffic Camera Views from Traffic Scotland to Roadworks within Scotland
15 Apr 2024
Schools Data updated for April 2024
10 Apr 2024
Companies Data updated for March 2024
7 Apr 2024
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