Living in Bourne
Known as the town ‘tween fen and uplands', Bourne is a historic market town which is the ideal place to set up a new home. It looks eastward to the flat and fertile fens and westward to the delightful wooded uplands of Lincolnshire. Just a short step from the town centre is one of the most attractive places in Bourne, the Wellhead Gardens, a place of peace and tranquillity.
House prices in Bourne*
The average house value in Bourne is £223,165. Terraced properties sell for a current average price of £155,867 and semi-detached properties for £169,634. In the past year property prices in Bourne have increased 0.75 per cent.
*Housing marketing statistics taken from Zoopla in June 2017
Things to do and see in Bourne
As well a wide range of town centre shops, there are garden centres in Cherry Holt Road, furniture and decorating shopping in Manning Road, and several other specialist shops nearby. The town is very well situated for new home owners to take advantage of all that Peterborough has to offer. Cinemas, retail outlets and theatres are all within easy reach.
Bourne Market Place is at the crossroads of a number of local roads including the A15 to the thriving city of Peterborough. Spalding and picturesque Stamford are also within easy reach.
Education in Bourne
There are 6 schools in Bourne. The oldest is the Abbey Church of England Primary Academy in Abbey Road. The other established primary school is the Westfield Primary Academy and there is the recently opened Elsea Park Church of England Primary Academy. The Willoughby Special School in South Road, which opened in 1980, caters for pupils with learning difficulties.
Bourne Academy is the most recent of the larger secondary schools. Bourne Grammar School enjoys an excellent reputation and places are much sought after.
A brief history of Bourne
Bourne has a remarkable place in history. The Romans built a road through Bourne leading to Sleaford and the Car Dyke, one of the greatest construction feats carried out in Britain by the engineers of the mighty Roman Empire. Its purpose was to carry food and supplies for its advancing armies.
In more recent times, brick making, watercress production and support to surrounding agricultural businesses have been the main industries. Today, Bourne offers a wide range of employment opportunities in a diverse economy.