Our gorgeous Gattington Residential Park is situated in the village of Coningsby.
Coningsby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district in Lincolnshire, England. Coningsby is about 7 miles (11 km) south of Horncastle with the Lincolnshire Wolds to the west and the Fens to the east.
Coningsby, located between the Lincolnshire Fens and Wolds, boasts a church with an unusual 17th-century single-handed clock, probably the largest such clock in England, with a diameter of over 16 feet. The nearby RAF base is home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, with a number of historic aeroplanes making regular flights. Just a short walk away is historic Tattershall Castle and medieval college.
The name of the village comes from a combination of Old Norse words meaning ‘settlement of the king’, suggesting a connection to a Danish leader.
There are several historic pubs in the village; the Black Swan and the White Bull, a mid-18th-century coaching inn that still has an outbuilding used for stabling visitor’s horses. The Blue Bell Inn is far older still, with a history going back to around AD 1250. It is said to have been visited by King Henry VIII and was certainly popular with aviators from the nearby airfield during WWII. Tread carefully when you visit, for the inn is also said to be haunted.
Half a mile (1 km) to the south of the village is RAF Coningsby, one of the Royal Air Force’s most important stations. The airfield houses part of Britain’s heritage, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight formed in 1957 to commemorate the Royal Air Force’s major battle honours.