Greetwell, West Lindsey

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All Saints' Church, Greetwell
Greetwell is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population823 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF014716
• London115 mi (185 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN3
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°13′57″N 0°28′51″W / 53.232432°N 0.480933°W / 53.232432; -0.480933Coordinates: 53°13′57″N 0°28′51″W / 53.232432°N 0.480933°W / 53.232432; -0.480933

Greetwell is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 823.[1] It is situated 2 miles (3 km) east from the city and county town of Lincoln.

Greetwell parish church is dedicated to All Saints, and is a Grade II* listed limestone building dating from the 11th century, and restored in the 19th. Both the west tower and the font date from the 13th century. On the north side of the apse is an early 13th-century tombstone, inscribed: "Hic Jacet Adanz de London Quandam Rectoristius ecclesiac cujus aizinzae propiehir Deus" There are two ashlar monuments in the apse to Richard Lely, who died 1734 and Anna Lely, died 1733. There is also a marble gravestone in the apse floor to Robert Dalyson, died 1620.[2]

The village is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book with twenty two households, 16 acres (0.1 km2) of meadow, one mill, two fisheries, and a church.[3] There are earthwork remains of the medieval village either side of the railway line which are scheduled.[4][5]

Greetwell Hollow Nature Reserve

Greetwell Hollow is a former quarry, now a nature reserve managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Greetwell Hollow Quarry is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)[6] situated on land owned by the Church Commissioners[7]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Greetwell All Saints (1064023)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Greetwell". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Greetwell DMV (1017332)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Greetwell DMV (349686)". PastScape. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Greetwell Hollow". Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 8 September 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  7. ^ "'God's acres': the land owned by the Church Commissioners". Who Owns England?. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.

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