Market Deeping is both an ancient market town and a parish lying 90 miles north of London and a few miles north of Peterborough. Deeping St. James parish lies to the southeast and Langtoft parish to the northwest. Northamptonshire lies to the south, just across the River Welland. The area is flat fenland, about 1,540 acres, drained by many small canals including the South Drove Drain.
Before 1870, the town was basically one long street lying on the north bank of the River Welland. In the early 1800s the town grew to the north toward Langtoft village. If you are planning a visit:
- By automobile, the village lies at the junction of the A15 and A16 trunk roads.
- There is a village website with local information and history, but no genealogy resources when last I looked.
- Rex NEEDLE has some local colour at his Market Deeping web page. His site also includes a genealogy page.
- Keith EVANS has a photograph of a Milestone on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2009.
- See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Market Deeping which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Market Deeping 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 resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF137103 (Lat/Lon: 52.67848, -0.319665), Market Deeping which are provided by: