Swayfield shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||95 mi (153 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Grantham and Stamford|
Swayfield is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated just over 3 miles (5 km) east from the A1 road, 9 miles (14 km) south-east from Grantham and 10 miles (16 km) north from Stamford. It has approximately 138 houses.
The village is reputed to have been a site for signalling beacons at the time of the Spanish Armada and a modern fire-basket stands in the village, erected for 400th anniversary in 1988.
In 1848 the village was described as: "Swayfield (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Bourne, wapentake of Beltisloe, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 2 miles (S. by W.) from Corby; containing 265 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 2. 11., and in the gift of the Crown; net income, £391. The tithes were commuted for land and corn-rents in 1797".
Swayfield is 8 miles (13 km) from Bourne (via the A151), 12 miles (19 km) from Grantham (via the B1176), 15 miles (24 km) from Stamford (via the B1176) and 16 miles (26 km) from Oakham. It is 3 miles from the county boundary with Rutland, at the point near Stocken (HM Prison). The road to the west towards Lobthorpe is Overgate Road. To the east, adjacent to the village, is the East Coast Main Line.
St Nicholas Church is on the edge of the village on Church Lane and is part of the Corby Glen group of churches in the Beltisloe Deanery; the incumbent is the Revd Margaret Barton. Although the village has no priest, it has a lay reader.
Swayfield has a public house, the Royal Oak on High Street, and a village hall.
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