Glentworth, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates: 53°23′06″N 0°34′36″W / 53.385105°N 0.576750°W / 53.385105; -0.576750

Glentworth
St Michaels Church, Glenworth.jpg
Church of St Michael, Glentworth
Glentworth is located in Lincolnshire
Glentworth
Glentworth
 Glentworth shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK 94760 88528
    - London 130 mi (210 km)  S
District West Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GAINSBOROUGH
Postcode district DN21
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
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Glentworth is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) north from the centre of the city and county town of Lincoln, and just over 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west from Caenby Corner.

The name Glentworth comes from the Old English glente+worth or heopa+hamm for "enclosure frequented by birds of prey".[citation needed] In the Domesday Book it is noted as "Glentewrde".[1]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Michael dates from three periods, as shown by the varied masonry of its outside walls. The oldest part is the Anglo-Saxon tower. The middle section of the present church is the product of Georgian and Victorian rebuilding. Its eastern end, with its rougher stonework, is largely Elizabethan.[citation needed]

Glentworth is the site of Glentworth Hall, an Elizabethan country house built by Christopher Wray.[2]

Villagers construct scarecrows for an annual themed 'Glentworth Scarecrows' competition event.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glentworth", Domesdaymap.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2011
  2. ^ Foster, James Rex, MA; A History of Glentworth, 4th edition, pp. 25-29. Rectory Press 2005, reprinted 2011
  3. ^ "Glentworth Scarecrows"; Glentworthvillagehall.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2012

Further reading[edit]

  • Foster, James Rex, MA; A History of Glentworth, 4th edition. Rectory Press 2005, reprinted 2011
  • Foster, James; Lincolnshire Past & Present, Society For Lincolnshire History & Archaeology, Winter 2010-11 and Spring 2011 editions: two-part article on the 1556 and 1753 halls at Glentworth.

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