Living in Nettleham
Nestling in the hills of Lincoln Edge, the historic village of Nettleham has a range of amenities for all the family looking for a new home in rural Lincolnshire. As well as a Co-Op grocery, there is traditional family butcher's shop, an optician, news agent, post office, hair dressers, a tea shop, a fish and chip shop, two churches and four pubs.
For families with young children there are infants and primary schools.
The centre of the village, which has many old stone properties from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, is a formal conservation area.
Scouts and Guides groups and cricket, football and tennis clubs are among the many local special-interest and activities groups.
Nettleham has some superb scenery, and the Beck running through the heart of the village attracts many types of wildlife includingbirds such as ducks and moorhens.
House prices in Nettleham*
The average house in Nettleham is valued at around £264,000. Detached properties sell for a current average of about £277,000 and semi-detached properties for around £160,000. In the past year property prices in Nettleham have increased 0.20 per cent.
*Housing market statistics taken from Zoopla in December 2017
Things to do and see in Nettleham
Village amenities include several shops and a café located in the village centre; a church and a Methodist chapel, health centre, post office, four pubs, village hall, and a village school which is used by numerous organisations.
The Nettleham Hub incorporates a library and numerous sports and social club, infant and junior schools and playgroups.
Nettleham is ideally located to explore the rolling landscapes of Robin Hood country in the west and the Lincolnshire Wolds area of outstanding national beauty to the east. The traditional seaside towns of Skegness, Mablethorpe and Ingoldmells are just a day trip away.
The Parish Council website gives details of several rural walks in Nettleham and its surrounding area.
Transport links in Nettleham
The cathedral and university city of Lincoln is just a few miles away from Nettleham. There are mainline rail services to London via Newark and trunk road connections via the A52 to the A1 Great North Road.
The village is well served by public transport with regular bus services to Lincoln and further afield.
Education in Nettleham
There are several pre-school options in Nettleham at Beckside Pre-School, Stepping Stones Pre-school and a Toddlers Club.
Nettleham Church of England Aided Junior School is rated 'outstanding' by SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) and 'good' by Ofsted.
There are options for secondary, further and higher education in Lincoln including academies, secondary schools, grammar schools, colleges of further education and a university.
A brief history of Nettleham
After establishing a garrison at Lincoln in 43AD the Romans discovered a spring on the outskirts of the village, from which the legionnaires supplemented their supply of fresh water.
In the 5th century the Anglo Saxons settled in Lincoln and the surrounding area. A manor was founded in Nettleham Manorial which eventually passed to the bishops of Lincoln. The early Saxon manor house was enlarged to create a 'palace' as a country retreat for the bishop to entertain visiting nobility.
In 1536 the palace was severely damaged during protests against Henry VIII’s reformation of the monasteries. The building began to fall into disrepair. Several grass mounds marking the outlines of the original buildings and gardens are still visible in the Bishop's Palace field today.
The Saxon parish church of All Saints has been continually modified from the Middle Ages through to the 19th century. It boasts beautiful stained-glass windows and an attractive modern east window in the chancel which replaced the fire-damaged original.
Current developments in Nettleham