Beckingham is a parish and village approximately 5 miles east of Newark on Trent and ten miles SSW of Lincoln. Nottinghamshire forms the western border, Stapleford parish borders on the north and Fenton parish to the south. The parish covers about 2,000 acres and includes the hamlet of Sutton, about one mile south of the village of Beckingham.
The village of Beckingham lies on the east bank of the River Withern, with some houses on the west bank. If you are planning a visit:
The principal landowners in 1871 were the Rev. George MARSLAND and the trustees of the late C. G. MILNES. Freeholders included the families JOHNSON and HANDLEY. About 155 acres belonged to Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
The name Beckingham is from the Old English Becca+inga+ham, or "homestead of the family or followers of Bassa". In 1177, the village is given as Bekingeham. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]