Allington, Lincolnshire

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Village green, Allington
Allington is located in Lincolnshire
Allington shown within Lincolnshire
Population 897 (2011)
OS grid reference SK858402
• London 100 mi (160 km) S
Shire county
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
List of places
52°57′09″N 0°43′23″W / 52.952427°N 0.722981°W / 52.952427; -0.722981Coordinates: 52°57′09″N 0°43′23″W / 52.952427°N 0.722981°W / 52.952427; -0.722981

Allington is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Grantham. The 2001 Census gave a parish population of 728 in 329 households.[1] This increased to a population of 897 in 422 households in the 2011 census.[2]


Some evidence has been found of settlement in the Neolithic period. Roman artefacts have also been found nearby. The population at the time of the Domesday Book was about 300.[3] At the time of the Norman conquest the name of the village was Adelinctune. It belonged to the historical wapentake of Winnibriggs and Threo.[4]

The post office and green in 1908

Allington Grade II listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.[5] Originally East and West Allington had their own churches but today only Holy Trinity survives.[6]

The poet George Crabbe (1754–1832) became the incumbent of Muston, Leicestershire and West Allington in 1789, remaining until 1792.[7] His Natural History of the Vale of Belvoir was a pioneering study of the district.[8] English Heritage gives the date of Crabbe's Allington incumbency as 1790 to 1814, but he was an absentee for most of the remaining years.[5]

The Welby family was associated with the village from the 18th century onwards.[9] During the Second World War, Allington Hall becoming a military hospital. A prisoner-of-war camp in the village held German and later Italian inmates. The estate was subsequently dispersed in 1947.[3]


The first school in the village was established on the village green in 1847. The school was moved to its present site in 1906. It was extended in 2003–04.[3]

The village public house is the Welby Arms.[10] The Old Manor House, built about 1660, is now a hotel.

The Viking Way, Sewstern Lane, passed through the village until 1997, but was diverted to follow a road bridge over the A1. Allington with Sedgebrook Church of England Primary School is in Marston Lane, Allington.[11]


  1. ^ "Neighbourhood statistics". 2001 census. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Winnibriggs and Threo Wap"[permanent dead link], A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 16 March 2012
  5. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of the Holy Trinity (1062909)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Holy Trinity, Allington", Retrieved 23 June 2011
  7. ^ Pugh, Kate: "Crabbe's First Years in Muston 1789–1792", Boston Living History Project. Retrieved 1 July 2013
  8. ^ Wilson, John Marius : Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870–72.
  9. ^ National Archives Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  10. ^ "The Village Green, Allington", Retrieved 23 June 2011
  11. ^ Primary school, Retrieved 23 June 2011

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