Wyville

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Wyville
OS grid reference SK877297
   – London 95 mi (153 km)  SSE
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Grantham
Postcode district NG32
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford (UK Parliament constituency)
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Wyville with Hungerton, or Hungerton-cum-Wyville is a village and civil parish about 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Grantham in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The whole parish covers about 1,670 acres (6.8 km2).

The village is an ecclesiastical parish of the Harlaxton Group of the Grantham Deanery in the Diocese of Lincoln. The incumbent is The Revd Keith Hanson.[1][2]

Wyville[edit]

Wyville

52°51′14″N 0°41′42″W / 52.854°N 0.695°W / 52.854; -0.695 (Wyville,Lincolnshire)
Wyville is a small hamlet consisting mainly of a collection of farm buildings and a 19th-century church.

A small spring runs to the south of the hamlet, toward the Cringle Stream at Stoke Rochford, an early tributary of the River Witham.[3]

Hungerton[edit]

Hungerton Hall

52°51′32″N 0°41′56″W / 52.859°N 0.699°W / 52.859; -0.699 (Hungerton,Lincolnshire)
Hungerton is a small hamlet set about a half mile northwest of Wyville. Hungerton has been the population centre of the parish in recent centuries.

History[edit]

Both villages were mentioned in the Domesday survey, and were larger than today.[4][5]
St Catherine has long been associated with Wyville. Ancient stone coffins have been found on what may have been the site of the original church.[6] The present church was built in 1858.[6][7]

In 1848 Samuel Lewis described the parish as:

"WYVILL, a parish, in the union of Grantham, wapentake of Loveden, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 6 miles (N. W.) from Colsterworth; containing, with Hungerton, 137 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, with that of Hungerton united; net income, £35; patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is in ruins, and the inhabitants attend that at Harlaxton."[8]

A few years later John Marius Wilson said of the parish:

"WYVILLE-WITH-HUNGERTON, a parish in Grantham district, Lincoln; 3½ miles W by S of Great Ponton r. station, and 5 SSW of Grantham. Post town, Colsterworth, under Grantham. Acres, 1,670. Real property, £1,840. Pop., 155. Houses, 28. The living is a double rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £35. Patron, the Bishop of L. The church was built in 1858."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ecclesiastical parish details". 
  2. ^ "Web site of Harlaxton group of parishes, including parish magazine". 
  3. ^ OSGB. Sheet 130 Grantham:Sleaford & Bourne (Map). 1:50000 (C2- ed.). ISBN 978-0-319-22929-3.SK884291
  4. ^ "National Monument record for early history of Wyville". 
  5. ^ "National Monument record for shrunken medieval village of Hungerton". 
  6. ^ a b "National Monument Record for ancient stone coffins". 
  7. ^ a b Wilson, John Marius, ed. (1872). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. 
  8. ^ Lewis, Samuel, ed. (1848). A Topographical Dictionary of England. London: Samuel Lewis & Co. pp. 703–707 'Wyke – Wyvill'. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Wyville at Wikimedia Commons