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Coordinates: 53°15′31″N 0°23′26″W / 53.258500°N 0.39045°W / 53.258500; -0.39045
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Farm cottage, Barlings
Barlings is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population460 ( Including Langworth. 2011)
OS grid referenceTF074747
• London120 mi (190 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN3
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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53°15′31″N 0°23′26″W / 53.258500°N 0.39045°W / 53.258500; -0.39045

Barlings and Low Barlings are two small hamlets lying south off the A158 road at Langworth, about 7 miles (11 km) east of Lincoln in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. Low Barlings is a scattered collection of homes, situated along a trackway south from Barlings towards boggy ground near the River Witham. Both hamlets are in the civil parish of Barlings. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 460.[1]


Barlings is listed in the Domesday book as "Berlinge".[2]

Barlings includes the Grade II listed church of St Edward the Confessor,[3] and Grade I listed Barlings Abbey ruins.[4][5] Other listed buildings include a hall, house and farm house.[6][7] Part of the parish was once a medieval deer park.[8]

Barlings Abbey 1726

There are no standing remains of Barlings Abbey but the main building outside the monastic church has been interpreted as a detached monastic household such as the abbot's lodging. This building was reformed as a post-dissolution secular residence of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, who used it as a vice-regal palace. Brandon was King Henry VIII's vice-regent in Lincolnshire in the wake of the Lincolnshire Rising.[9]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ Barlings in the Domesday Book
  3. ^ Historic England. "St Edwards's church (Grade II) (1064015)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Fragment of Barlings Abbey (Grade II) (1064016)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Fragment of abbey church (Grade I) (1064017)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Barlings Hall, Low Barlings (Grade II) (1147705)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Barlings", British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 25 June 2011
  8. ^ Historic England. "Barlings deer park (893446)". Research records (formerly PastScape). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  9. ^ Everson, P and Stocker, D 2003. 'The archaeology of vice-regality: Charles Brandon’s brief rule in Lincolnshire' in eds David Gaimster and Roberta Gilchrist, The Archaeology of Reformation c 1480-1580, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology monograph 1, 145-58.

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