Sitting on the north bank of the river Welland as it makes its way along the border of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, Market Deeping is a pretty, historic market town that offers a slower pace of life, better value for money and consistently low crime rates, all within commuting distance of London and Peterborough. Many homes are built with local natural sandstone and Collyweston slate giving our town the buff, grey appearance that's much-loved in Lincolnshire towns and villages. Market Deeping is an ideal place to bring up your children with a large selection of family homes well-situated for the schools, just one reason why we're finding many people who grew up here and moved away are now returning to the area to raise their own families.
A little bit of history
Market Deepings' history is closely tied to the river Welland, which provided a route from Stamford to the sea, and to the London to York coaching road, which crossed the river at Market Deeping. The town sprang up after the granting of a Market charter in 1308. Market Deeping prospered in the 18th and 19th Centuries thanks to its position on both the seagoing merchant ships' route into the midlands and the grain and wool distribution networks. This led to many rich merchants building fine stone homes in the town. Many of these homes are still preserved today, thanks to the Market Deeping conservation area. You can step back in time and explore this history by taking a stroll around the market place, Church Street, Stamford Road and the High Street.
Need to know
Our area got its name from its low-lying geographical position, with The Deepings being made up of Market Deeping, Deeping St James, Deeping St Nicholas Deeping Gate, and West Deeping.
You will find a selection of independent shops along the high street and local precincts, including Grasmere Butchers, a good quality local butcher, florists, Market Deeping Antiques store, wedding dress boutique, quaint local cafes, hairdressers, beauty salons as well as the town square offering a number of well-regarded public houses, wine bars and eateries.
The town has various sports clubs on offer which cater for all ages from junior teams all the way through senior teams, including The Deepings Rugby Club, Deeping Rangers Football, Deeping United Football Club and Market Deeping Cricket Club. With each organisation offering great facilities and a welcoming atmosphere.
There is also the well regarded Empire Gym offering great facilities and fitness classes.
The Deepings is ideally situated and positioned for commuters being centred around close towns of Stamford, Spalding, Bourne and the city of Peterborough making each of these easily obtainable within a ten – fifteen minute car journey. Peterborough train station is just under 15 minutes away and gives access to London via Kings Cross.