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See Caistor St. Edmundmarker for the Roman settlement in Norfolk or Caister-on-Seamarker for the town in Norfolk

Caistor is a Georgian town situated in Lincolnshiremarker, Englandmarker and was, as its name implies, originally a Roman fortress. Only a few fragments of the fourth century walls remain, for example, the original Roman wall is visible on the southern boundary of the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. The area occupied by the fortress is now classified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The church of St. Peter and St. Paul which is enclosed within the fortress has an Anglo-Saxon tower. The market square lies at the heart of a conservation area which contains 56, mainly grade II listed buildings. In numerical terms, thenumber of listed buildings makes Caistor the most important Conservation Area in the West Lindsey area, many of the buildings are Georgian or Victorian.

Caistor lies on the North Western edge of the Lincolnshire Woldsmarker, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) on the Viking Waymarker long-distance footpath just off the A46 between Lincoln and Grimsby at the A46 / A1084 / A1173 / B1225 Junction. It has a population of around 2,600 people.

Sir Henry Newbolt, author of "Drake's Drum", was educated at Caistor's old Grammar School. Notable buildings in the town include Caistor Grammar Schoolmarker, founded in 1633, and Sessions Housemarker, built in 1662.

Its name comes from Anglo-Saxon ceaster = "Roman camp" or "town".


Caistor has well performing schools at both Primary and Secondary School age.

Grammar School

Caistor Grammar Schoolmarker is a successful endowed Foundation school with a selective student intake, dating from the reign of Charles I. A Sports College under the specialist schools programme in England, the school continues to be one of the best performing schools in Lincolnshire, with consistently high rankings in national league tables.

Yarborough School

Caistor Yarborough Schoolmarker is a mixed comprehensive school named in memorial to John Edward Pelham, the 7th Earl of Yarborough. Having a maximum limit of 570 number, the school is much smaller than the average school of this type in the UK and is successful in achieving above average exam results for a school of this type. The School has Arts College status under the specialist schools programme in England.

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