A Brief History of Beckingham ...It is believed that the village of Beckingham was founded by the Angles and is generally accepted that a building for Christian worship existed on the site of the present church.
The Church is dedicated to All Saints and dates from the 12th century. It bears some interesting features, including a 13th century Sedalia with moulded arches and detached shafts, with capitals of foliage that provided three seats for priests. There are a number of memorial tablets, specifically one dedicated to Mrs Marion Parkinson, a survivor of the 1852 Birkenhead Disaster, happening off the Cape.
Today there are some 500 households and a population of around 2000. There was a Methodist Church which closed August 2007 but the small Post Office cum General Store survives and is the hub of the village. Unfortunately Beckingham does not have a pub although the Trent Port by the river just before Gainsborough is theoretically within the Beckingham boundary although not particularly within walking distance!
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