Owmby by Spital
|Owmby by Spital|
Owmby by Spital shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||135 mi (217 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MARKET RASEN|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Owmby by Spital is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3 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.
The designation of "Spital" in the name comes from the proximity to the village of Spital-in-the-Street.
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.
- Kelly's Directory (1919), p. 454