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Ropsley (Lincolnshire)

Ropsley shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK992342
Parish Ropsley and Humby
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GRANTHAM
Postcode district NG33
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
European Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford
List of places: UKEnglandLincolnshire

Coordinates: 52°53'46?N 0°31'37?W? / ?52.8961, -0.5268

Ropsley is a village about 8 km east of Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.


[edit] The Village


Ropsley has its own village hall which also within the ground has a basketball court, a football pitch, a cricket pitch and practice nets. There is a golf course located on the outskirts of the village, it has 9 holes and is undergoing extension. There are also two pubs: The Ropsley Fox (which has a pool table), and The Green Man (which has a pool table and a dart board). There several disused quarries nearby, two of which are situated in the village itself. There is a running club based in Ropsley called the Ropsley Road Runners. There used to be a Judo club at Ropsley but it is no longer active.

Ropsley was the birthplace of Richard Fox, the Tudor Bishop who funded the Grammar School at Grantham and Corpus Christi College at Oxford. There is an unusual 300 year old ring dam and the blue brickwork that formed the sheep wash can still be seen. The dam is now identified by a group of trees, ½ mile south east of the village which was once used as a sheep wash. There are good walks from the village past the ring dam to Little Humby. It is also the location of the source of the River East Glen, or River Eden.

[edit] St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church.
St Peter's Church.

The church dominates the view when you enter the village. The stone church of St Peter dates back to Norman times. Some parts of the church appear also to be of Anglo Saxon origin. The building dates back to at least 1380.

[edit] The School

The first school was built here in 1717, endowed by James THOMPSON. This building was rebuilt around 1805, and then a Public Elementary School was built here in 1874, then enlarged in 1894.

This school, which teaches near to 100 children, has its own wildlife area, a playground, a climbing frame and a football pitch. It also has its own bell tower and a hall.

[edit] Wildlife and Walks

Ropsley Rise Woods.
Ropsley Rise Woods.

There are many nice walks around Ropsley where you can take in the nice, rolling countryside. Several of the walks take you through traditional English woodland, including the Ropsley Rise Woods picnic area (please note, the woods are not open to the public). Around Ropsley, there are many Deer, Badgers, Foxes to name just a few. If you are lucky you may even see a Buzzard!

[edit] Military History

Ropsley has three war memorials, all of which are recorded. One is situated in the center of the village, which remembers both WW1 and WW2 servicemen. There are also two more memorials inside St Peters church. The first of which remembers WW1 servicemen, and the second which is a stained glass window remembering an individual airman named William Philip Dales from Little Humby. The window depicts a Sgt Pilot of the Royal Air Force. Every year, on Rememberance Day, a parade led by a piper travels from St Peters church to the memorial in the center of the village, for the two minutes silence.

[edit] Local Legends

It is believed by some that a Black Panther lives in this area of Lincolnshire.

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(Source: Wikipedia)
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