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Church of All Saints, Canwick
Canwick is located in Lincolnshire
 Canwick shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SK984695
   – London 115 mi (185 km)  S
District North Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lincoln
Postcode district LN4
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Sleaford and North Hykeham
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Coordinates: 53°12′49″N 0°31′38″W / 53.213617°N 0.527127°W / 53.213617; -0.527127

Canwick is village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) south from the city and county town of Lincoln.

The village overlooks the Witham Valley, where the River Witham follows an ice-age cut through the jurassic limestone ridge which forms the spine of the county.[citation needed]


Canwick has been continuously occupied since Saxon times (the name derives from "Canna’s Farm" or "Canna’s Place" in Anglo-Saxon), but there was a significant villa here in the Roman period.[citation needed]

Canwick Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to All Saints.[1] It is a Saxon-era foundation, but was significantly improved by the same Norman bishops who built Lincoln Cathedral. The church is built on a Roman tesselated pavement, and a coin of the first Christian Emperor Constantine has been found in the churchyard. The church patronage is held by the Mercers’ Company, oldest of the London city Livery Companies.[citation needed]

Canwick Hall was the seat of the Sibthorp family from the 17th to the 20th century, with the present structure being erected in 1810. Family members included the botanist John Sibthorp and several MPs, including Colonel Sibthorp. Having already angered Queen Victoria by his opposition to an allowance for her consort Prince Albert, he went on to declare that the Prince's Great Exhibition project would bring the plague to England. The Hall was later home of Arthur Foljambe, 2nd Earl of Liverpool from 1939 to his death there in 1941.[citation needed]

New housing development took place in Canwick during the 1960s[citation needed] and the United Kingdom Census 2001 records 339 inhabitants and 150 households. Canwick is a civil and an ecclesiastical parish.


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