Sandtoft, Lincolnshire

Sandtoft is a hamlet in the civil parish of Belton, North Lincolnshire (Where the population is included), England.

Sandtoft
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The Reindeer Inn, Sandtoft
Sandtoft is located in Lincolnshire
Sandtoft
Sandtoft
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSE746080
• London150 mi (240 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDoncaster
Postcode districtDN8
Dialling code01724
PoliceHumberside
FireHumberside
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
WebsiteBelton Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°33′50″N 0°52′27″W / 53.564010°N 0.874245°W / 53.564010; -0.874245Coordinates: 53°33′50″N 0°52′27″W / 53.564010°N 0.874245°W / 53.564010; -0.874245

Sandtoft is in Hatfield Chase on the Isle of Axholme, 3 miles (5 km) north-west from Epworth.

Sandtoft has a public house, The Reindeer Inn.[1]

RAF Sandtoft was an RAF Bomber Command airbase. It opened in April 1944, closed in November 1945 and was sold for civilian uses in 1955. Today part of the site is Sandtoft Airfield and The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Europe's largest trolleybus museum, is on another part.

Sandtoft and nearby Epworth, Lincolnshire were centres of unrest during the 17th draining of the fens.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Reindeer Inn
  2. ^ James Boyce Imperial Mud: The Fight for the Fens, Icon Books, 2020.

Further readingEdit

  • Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John (1964). Lincolnshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 190.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sandtoft at Wikimedia Commons