Billingborough has the the atmospere of a small county town with a main street bounded by shops, garages, a pub and large houses
There was a Roman villa/farm on the edge of the village, but it is not known where the place name 'Billingborough' originated. There are two theories about the origin of the name 'Billing' which is not uncommon in England.
One theory is that it is based on the Saxon word meaning fishery ~ was this an arm of the sea at the time, or a freshwater fishery? The other theory is that it means, in old English, 'the place of the followers of a man called Bill'! There was also thought to be a Billinge tribe in Anglo Saxon and Viking times and the word features in Scandinavian history.