Great Gonerby

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Great Gonerby
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High Street, Great Gonerby
Great Gonerby is located in Lincolnshire
Great Gonerby
Great Gonerby
Location within Lincolnshire
Population2,200 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK897382
• London100 mi (160 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrantham
Postcode districtNG31
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°56′04″N 0°40′00″W / 52.934538°N 0.666668°W / 52.934538; -0.666668Coordinates: 52°56′04″N 0°40′00″W / 52.934538°N 0.666668°W / 52.934538; -0.666668

Great Gonerby is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 2,200.[1] It is situated less than 1 mile (1.6 km) north from Grantham. To its north is Gonerby Moor, part of Great Gonerby civil parish, and the A1 road. It is 330 feet (101 m) above sea level and overlooks the Vale of Belvoir to the west and Grantham to the south.[2][3][4]


closeup of village sign
Village sign in Great Gonerby

The urban sprawl from Grantham in the 1990s has meant that the village is separated from the town by approximately 400 yards (366 m).

Great Gonerby, with about 825 houses,[citation needed] has a social club, village shop, post office, and the Recruiting Sergeant public house. Harry's Place, with seating for 10, is significant for being the smallest Michelin-starred restaurant.[5][6]

The large parish church is dedicated to St Sebastian. It is part of the Barrowby and Great Gonerby Group of the Deanery of Grantham. The 2013 incumbent is Rev Peter Hopkins.[7][8]

A house called Cromwell's Cottage takes its name from the tradition that Oliver Cromwell based his troops here before attacking Grantham.[3][4]

The local inhabitants are known as 'Clockpelters', from the habit of trying to strike the face of the church clock with stones or snowballs.[3][4] The clock dates from 1897.[9]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Great Gonerby". Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Lincolnshire Federation of Women's Institutes (19 March 1990). The Lincolnshire Village Book. Villages of England. Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1853060779.[page needed]
  4. ^ a b c "North of Grantham". Archived from the original on 28 July 2012.,
  5. ^ "Harry's Place". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Interview with Harry Hallam". Good Food Guide. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Great Gonerby P C C". Diocese of Lincoln. Archived from the original on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Church web site".
  9. ^ "GreatGonerby".,

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