Æ halfpenny token, n.d. Diameter 18.7mm. * A· STAMFORD· HALF· PENY· TO· BE· around, arms of Stamford in the centre. R. * CHANGED· BY· YE· OVERSEERS around, a woolpack in centre. BW 234, Norweb 2988. Dark toned, Good Fine
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Stamford is a town and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. It is on the River Welland in Lincolnshire, 92 miles north of London on the A1. The population at the 2011 census was 19,701. It was estimated to be 20,645 in 2019. The town has 17th and 18th-century stone buildings, older timber-framed buildings and five medieval parish churches.
The River Welland forms the border between the two historic counties: Lincolnshire to the north and the Soke of Peterborough in Northamptonshire to the south.
In the past, it was believed that Stamford was the place where four ceremonial counties – Rutland, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire met at a point but the location actually has two tripoints some 20 metres apart.
The town arms are the three lions of the English royal arms, granted to the town by Edward IV and the blue and gold chequers of the De Warenne family, which held the manor there in the 13th century.
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