PE11 (Spalding) area guide
The PE11 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Cuckoo Bridge Cross Roads, Deeping St James, Deeping St Nicholas, Donington, Gosberton, Gosberton Clough, Gosberton Risegate, Gosberton Village, Gosberton Westhorpe, Hop Pole, Lincolnshire, Market and West Deeping, Pinchbeck, Pode Hole, Quadring, Quadring Eaudyke, Quadring Fen, Spalding, Spalding Castle, Spalding Monks House, Spalding St John's, Spalding St Mary's, Spalding St Paul's, Spalding Wygate, Surfleet, Tongue End, West Pinchbeck.
There has been a settlement here from the earliest of times, with some evidence showing that the Romans visited the area and small numbers were probably positioned nearby. A priory was founded in Spalding in 1052 by Lady Godiva’s brother, but after the Norman Conquest it was taken over by Benedictine Monks. In later years Spalding grew as a trading centre on the River Wellend, and by the beginning of the 19th century reached its peak with corn, coal, seed, and wool being exported with imports of coal, timber, wine, spirits, and fish. Although many ships used the facilities at the River Wellend ports each year, by 1848 railways were arriving and Spalding’s days as a port were numbered.
Two of the most expensive streets to live on in Spalding are Hall Place and Gorse Way. The average value for properties in Hall Place is approximately £673,600, which is subject to variation. The majority of homes here are terraced and range in value from around £90,000 to £360,000. There is a track and a couple of parks nearby, as well as schools and a supermarket. The average price for properties on Gorse Way is approximately £329,100, but is subject to variation. The houses on this street are detached with some open land around them and there is a school and supermarket in the area.
On the other hand, some of the least expensive streets to live on are Cygnet Court and Fulney Avenue. The average value for properties on Cygnet Court is roughly £52,800, but may change due to house type and size. Most of the properties on this street are flats, but there are some semi-detached homes as well. The price range is between about £50,000 and £60,000 and there are a number of schools nearby as well as a supermarket. The average price value for properties on Fulney Avenue is about £62,600, but also varies due to house type and size. The types of houses here are terraced and semi-detached, ranging from about £70,000 to £90,000, minus the few properties that are just outside of that price range. There is a school close by and a supermarket a little further down the street.
The Gordon Boswell Romany Museum is a great place to go to explore the history and development of the Romany people, not only in this country but across the world. The collection has brought together artefacts, documents and pictures that chart the way the people have spread across the world from such humble beginnings. Another interesting place is the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, which is one of the oldest learned societies that exist in the country. It was intended to give a forum in which local academics and learned characters could discuss matters of importance, history, and discovery. Some members of the society are Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Hans Sloane, Alexander Pope, and Alfred Lord Tenyson.
Some great pubs and bars in Spalding are Ye Old White Horse, Shooters, Pied Calf, The Ivy Wall, and Gardeners Arms.
Some of the nearby primary schools are “St. Norbert’s Catholic Primary School, Spalding”, Spalding Primary School, and The Spalding Parish Church of England Day School. A few of the secondary schools are Spalding Grammar School, Spalding High School, and Gleed Boy’s School.