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Welcome to Stamford

ProfileMapStamford is located on the River Welland in the the county of Lincolnshire, approximately 90 miles north of London and 14 miles north-west of Peterborough.

The town has a population of around 18,350 and is within the South Kesteven District which covers an area of approximately 364 square miles and which has a total population of around 120,000.

Situated in the far south of the county, it is a beautiful market town of predominantly stone buildings which retains its medieval street pattern. Amongst its many notable historic buildings is the 15th-century Browne's Hospital, founded by one of the town's rich wool merchants, and more famously the grand Elizabethan Burghley House. It is a popular visitor destination and a good base from which to explore the surrounding area.

Historically the town's economy was based upon the wool industry but today has a diverse range of industries with tourism, retail and service sectors being major employers. New high-tech industries have also been attracted into the area.

The name Stamford derives from Old English and means 'stone ford' and refers to its crossing point of the River Welland. The name appeared in the Domesday Book (1086) as Stanford.    

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Local News
01 Mar 2015

  • Lincoln City 0-2 Woking
    Woking enhance their Conference play-off hopes, as two first-half goals earn them a comfortable victory at Lincoln.
  • Loft suffocation killer jailed
    A man is jailed for killing a friend who suffocated while trapped between the rungs of a loft ladder as he was struck with a piece of wood.
  • Club launches Dambusters mosaic bid
    A football club is attempting to pay off its debts by asking fans to sponsor the creation of a giant Dambusters mosaic made from seats.
  • Man sentenced for doctor CV changes
    A recruitment consultant, who changed eight doctors' CVs to secure them jobs, is given a suspended sentence.
  • Libor fines benefit air ambulances
    Air ambulance charities, including one in Lincolnshire, are to receive £250,000 each from the government as part of the Libor fine fund.
  • Lincoln's Farman agrees new deal
    Lincoln City goalkeeper Paul Farman agrees to terms on a two-year contract extension with the Conference club.
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