Fosdyke is both a village and parish almost 100 miles north of London, near the mouth of the River Welland, where that river empties into The Wash. The parish lies about 6 miles northwest of Holbeach and about 8 miles south of Boston. The parish is bounded on the north by Kirton parish, to the west by Algarkirk and by the River Welland on the south. The area is flat fenland, drained by many small canals and covers 2,356 acres.
The "sea bank" protects the village from high water on the River Welland. A Fosdyke Fen also exists near Holland Fen on the River Witham to the north.
If you are planning a visit:
- The village is about two miles off the A16 trunk road. Take the A17 trunk road toward Holbeach and it passes along the south edge of Fosdyke village before crossing over the Fosdyke Bridge.
- For a bus schedule from nearby cities, check the Bus, Coach and Train page on this site.
- Local coach hires are available at Cropley Brothers, School Lane, Fosdyke, Boston, PE20 2BU.
- Fosdyke is a local archeology site.
- Bicycling and bird watching are popular local pastimes. And, the village hosts a local National Council Metal Detecting chapter.
- Fosdyke is one of the villages included in Michael J. Elsden's book, "Aspects of Spalding Villages," priced about £20.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Fosdyke which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Fosdyke has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF310330 (Lat/Lon: 52.878523, -0.054851), Fosdyke which are provided by: