of eastern England.
Lincolnshire County Council - Lincoln City Council - Boston Borough Council
|owns and cities
||Lincoln (administrative headquarters), Skegness, Boston, Stamford
||5,890 sq. km / 2,274 sq. miles
is bounded on the east by the North Sea and the Wash; to the north by Northeast
Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire; to the west by Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and
Rutland; and to the south by Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. The coastline,
though mostly marshy, has long stretches of sand. The county generally is flat, a
considerable part being marshes. Lincoln Edge (also known as the Heights, or the Cliff)
runs from Grantham to Lincoln, and on to the River Humber; the Wolds run from Spilsby to
Barton-upon-Humber. hills of Lincoln Edge and the Wolds; marshy coastline; the Fens in the
Southeast; rivers Trent, Welland, Witham
||Agriculture: cattle, sheep, horses; cereals (mainly barley); flower bulbs
(largest bulb-growing industry in the UK, around Spalding); vegetables
||Isaac Newton, John Wesley, Alfred Tennyson, Margaret Thatcher
Fossdyke Canal, the oldest canal in Britain that links the River Trent and River Witham.
The town of Grantham, birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman Prime
Minister and nearby village Woolsthorpe, birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton.
Louth, one of the most perfectly preserved Georgian Market towns in England.
Belton House, a Restoration
mansion; Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve