Stamford (Lincolnshire)

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High street
High street
Coordinates 52 ° 39 ′  N , 0 ° 29 ′  W Coordinates: 52 ° 39 ′  N , 0 ° 29 ′  W
OS National Grid TF0207
Stamford (England)
Residents 19,525
Post town STAMFORD
ZIP code section PE9
prefix 01780
Part of the country England
region East Midlands
Shire county Lincolnshire
District South Kesteven
Civil Parish Stamford
British Parliament Grantham and Stamford

Stamford is a town and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire on the A1 to York and Edinburgh .

Stamford was the first parish to be listed under the Civic Amenities Act 1967. Since then, the entire old town and St Martin's have been designated as areas of structural and historical interest with national importance.


Stamford is on Roman Ermine Street but was not a Roman settlement. Only the Anglo-Saxons expanded Stamford due to its location on the Welland River . In 972 King Edgar made the place a "borough". Previously, Stamford was one of the Five Boroughs of Mercia , i. H. one of the most important Viking settlements in the East Midlands next to Derby , Leicester , Lincoln and Nottingham . The Normans built a castle around 1075, which was probably destroyed in 1484.


  • Burghley House (16th century)
  • Old town
  • St Martin's
  • The ruins of Stamford Castle
  • All Saints Church



Stamford has been chosen as a location for filming more often, for example for the films The Golden Bowl (2000), the films Pride and Prejudice (2005) and The Da Vinci Code (2006)

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