Welcome to the Beckingham Village website.
With a population of around 380,
Beckingham is situated about 6 miles East of Newark (Notts)
in the county of Lincolnshire, just off the A17 between
Newark and Sleaford, surrounded by wonderful countryside.
The parish covers about 2,000 acres and includes the hamlet
of Sutton, about one mile south of the village of
Beckingham. To find us click here for directions.
The village has a local pub The Pack Horse Inn
, were you can enjoy
real ales and fine food. We also have a 1st class
restaurant The Black Swan
serving excellent, award winning food.
The village dates back to Roman times, although not
mentioned in the Doomsday book, the settlement of Holme is
mentioned, (now Holme Spinney) the boundaries of which
included Beckingham, Fenton and Stragglethorpe.
There are also many interesting buildings and features such
as our church, All Saints
of which can be dated back to Saxon or early Norman times.
The surrounding countryside is excellent for walking and
spotting wildlife, especially along the river Witham, which
runs along side the village. If you are thinking of walking
then the national grid reference is SK 8753. You may want
an Ordnance Survey Explorer map, which has a scale of 2.5
inches to the mile.