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 geography, 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 arcade, including Grassmere Butchers, florists, pet shops, cobblers, clothes shop. The renowned Cycle Wright.co is also just up the road for the more active. Plus our town lives up to its name with a market every Wednesday.
OUR TOWN LIVES UP TO ITS NAME WITH A MARKET EVERY WEDNESDAY.