Glentworth, Lincolnshire

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St Michaels Church, Glenworth.jpg
Church of St Michael, Glentworth
Glentworth is located in Lincolnshire
Glentworth shown within Lincolnshire
Population 323 (2011)
OS grid reference SK947885
• London 130 mi (210 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN21
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°23′06″N 0°34′36″W / 53.385105°N 0.576750°W / 53.385105; -0.576750Coordinates: 53°23′06″N 0°34′36″W / 53.385105°N 0.576750°W / 53.385105; -0.576750

Glentworth is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the parish (including Caenby Corner) was 323 at the 2011 census.[1] It is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) north from the centre of the city and county town of Lincoln, and just over 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west from Caenby Corner.

The name Glentworth comes from the Old English glente+worth or heopa+hamm for "enclosure frequented by birds of prey".[citation needed] In the Domesday Book it is noted as "Glentewrde".[2]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Michael dates from three periods, as shown by the varied masonry of its outside walls. The oldest part is the Anglo-Saxon tower. The middle section of the present church is the product of Georgian and Victorian rebuilding. Its eastern end, with its rougher stonework, is largely Elizabethan.[citation needed]

Glentworth is the site of Glentworth Hall, an Elizabethan country house built by Christopher Wray.[3]

Villagers construct scarecrows for an annual themed 'Glentworth Scarecrows' competition event.[4]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Glentworth", Retrieved 11 December 2011
  3. ^ Foster, James Rex, MA; A History of Glentworth, 4th edition, pp. 25-29. Rectory Press 2005, reprinted 2011
  4. ^ "Glentworth Scarecrows"; Retrieved 11 June 2012

Further reading[edit]

  • Foster, James Rex, MA; A History of Glentworth, 4th edition. Rectory Press 2005, reprinted 2011
  • Foster, James; Lincolnshire Past & Present, Society For Lincolnshire History & Archaeology, Winter 2010-11 and Spring 2011 editions: two-part article on the 1556 and 1753 halls at Glentworth.

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