Owmby by Spital

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Not to be confused with Owmby, Lincolnshire.

Coordinates: 53°22′29″N 0°29′49″W / 53.374680°N 0.496835°W / 53.374680; -0.496835

Owmby by Spital
Owmby Church - geograph.org.uk - 70157.jpg
Owmby church
Owmby by Spital is located in Lincolnshire
Owmby by Spital
Owmby by Spital
 Owmby by Spital shown within Lincolnshire
Population 309 (2001)
OS grid reference TF001874
    - London 135 mi (217 km)  S
District West Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MARKET RASEN
Postcode district LN8
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Gainsborough
List of places
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England
Lincolnshire

Owmby by Spital is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) east from the A15 road, 11 miles (18 km) north from Lincoln and 8 miles (13 km) west from Market Rasen.

The civil parish covers an area of 1,600 acres (6.5 km2). According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 309.[citation needed]

The designation of "Spital" in the name comes from the proximity to the village of Spital-in-the-Street.

The village church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul. Kelly's noted that the church was built in 1808, with parts of the structure Norman, and that it seated 200 people.[1]

A school was built in 1836, but most parish children attended school in neighbouring Normanby by Spital. Both villages formed a school board district in 1870; by 1881 Owmby school had closed.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

Bernie Taupin, English lyricist noted for his collaboration with Elton John, grew up in the village.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly's Directory (1919), p. 454

External links[edit]

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