Stamford, Lincolnshire

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Stamford
High Street, St Martin's, Stamford
High Street, St Martin's
Stamford arms.png
Coat of arms of Stamford
Map of Lincolnshire, with a red dot showing the location of Stamford
Map of Lincolnshire, with a red dot showing the location of Stamford
Stamford
Location within Lincolnshire
Population19,701 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF0207
Civil parish
  • Stamford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSTAMFORD
Postcode districtPE9
Dialling code01780
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
52°39′05″N 0°28′49″W / 52.6513°N 0.4802°W / 52.6513; -0.4802Coordinates: 52°39′05″N 0°28′49″W / 52.6513°N 0.4802°W / 52.6513; -0.4802

Stamford is a town and civil parish in Southern Lincolnshire, a county in England. It is on the River Welland and is located in the borough of South Kesteven. The town centre is 92 miles (148 km) north of London, the capital city.

The town is located very close to the borders with Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. The town is in Lincolnshire, but has a Peterborough post code, a city in Cambridgeshire.

It is a very old town. Many 17th and 18th-century buildings and old timber-framed buildings still stand in the town. It also has five medieval churches.

There are over 600 listed buildings in the town and surrounding area.

The Sunday Times rated the town the best place to live in a survey in 2013.

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