Loveden area of Lincolnshire – Local History & Information


Local History

1870 description: BARKSTONE, a parish in the district of Newark and county of Lincoln; near the Great Northern railway, 4 miles NNE of Grantham. It has a post office under Grant ham, and a r. station. Acres, 2,083. Real property, £3,539. Pop., 540. Houses, 114. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £600.* Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is handsome. An endowed school has £17, and other charities £69.

Short history of Barkston School

RAF Barkston Heath

1936 Railway Crash Report: Page 1 / Page 2

The Laurel & Hardy Connection 

Air crash at Barkston 22nd March 1941

Blenheim IV ‘WV-M’ (T2038) of 18 Sqn departed RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire just before midnight on 22 Mar 1941.  The crew were New Zealanders and their target was Lorient in occupied France.  On their return they crashed at Barkston, North of Grantham and all 3 of the crew were killed.

Barkston War Memorial

Dedication of War Memorial 1921
Grantham Journal report continued

In 1917 a Roll of Honour was placed in the schoolroom at Barkston.  The War Memorial was unveiled on Sunday 22nd May 1921 by the Rev E. M. Charles.  The memorial was repaired in 1954.  In 2014, to coincide with the centenary of the war’s outbreak, the memorial was cleaned and repointed. 


Rededication, Sep 2014