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Market Deeping is a market town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, on the north bank of the River Welland and the A15 road.

The town’s market has been held since at least 1220.

On 15 September 1995 Anne, Princess Royal visited the Manor House on Church Street, as Patron of SENSE (for deafblind people).

The town is part of the South Holland and The Deepings Parliamentary Constituency but is also part of South Kesteven District Council. It sends three district councillors to SKDC which is based in Grantham. It currently has one Conservative and two Independents, although since 1983 it has mostly returned Liberals and Independents. The first Green Party candidate stood in 2007 and was runner-up.

The town and the neighbouring villages of West Deeping and Langtoft form the Market and West Deeping division of Lincolnshire County Council which elects one councillor.

The town elects 15 councillors to form Market Deeping Town Council.

Market Deeping the second largest of The Deepings. The river forms the Lincolnshire-Cambridgeshire border with Peterborough about 8 miles (12.9 km) away. Situated at the southern extremity of Lincolnshire, the town forms part of the border with the Peterborough City Council.

The town is known for its stone buildings dating back to the 17th century, its largely 15th century church dedicated to St. Guthlac and the remains of a market cross.

The town has 2,462 households.

On 1 February 1994 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent visited Park Air Electronics on the Northfields Industrial Estate, accompanied by Sir Henry Nevile, then the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire. This company is now called Park Air Systems, owned by Northrop Grumman. Best of British magazine is based on Market Gate. In July 2010 the Eventus business centre was opened on the Northfields Industrial Estate, a purpose-built business centre financed through Lincolnshire County Council.

Market Deeping Diocese of Lincoln Anglican church is dedicated to St Guthlac. It is situated on Church Street. The nearby rectory was, until recently, the oldest inhabited rectory in England.The Catholic Church of St Mary and Guthlac on Hereward Way was consecrated in the late 1960s, replacing the nearby Waterton Chapel, a private place of worship in the ownership of a prominent local Catholic family. There is also a Methodist and a Baptist church.

The Deeping Stage Hotel is in Market Place and Old Coach House public house is by the River Welland. Other Deeping pubs are The Vine, The White Horse, The Bull, the Towngate Inn Hotel, the Deeping Stage and Rigby’s.

The town has an award-winning fish and chip restaurant, The Boundary, which won the East of England Fish and Chip Shop of the Year award in 2007, being “one of the top ten in the country”.

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