Gunby, South Kesteven

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St Nicholas Gunby - - 968692.jpg
Church of St Nicholas, Gunby
Gunby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK910216
• London90 mi (140 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrantham
Postcode districtNG33
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°47′04″N 0°39′08″W / 52.784435°N 0.652174°W / 52.784435; -0.652174Coordinates: 52°47′04″N 0°39′08″W / 52.784435°N 0.652174°W / 52.784435; -0.652174

Gunby is a hamlet in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated close to the borders with Leicestershire and Rutland, and 9 miles (14 km) south from Grantham, and 2 miles (3 km) west from the A1 road. It is in the civil parish of Gunby and Stainby.Its most notable citizen is John Wearing

To the east is North Witham, to the north, Stainby, and to the west, Sewstern. Gunby is nominally in the civil parish of Gunby and Stainby, although the parish is now administered as part of the Colsterworth district parishes.[1] Gunby had been a parish in its own right until 1931.[2]

The village name derives from a "farmstead or village of a man called Gunni", from the Old Scandinavian person name, and 'by', a farmstead, village or settlement.[3]

Gunby Grade II listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Nicholas. Of 15th-century origin, it was rebuilt by Richard Coad in 1869, although the Perpendicular tower remained.[4][5][6]

The closest amenities are in Colsterworth, South Witham and Buckminster.

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  1. ^ "Colsterworth and District Parish Council". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 1 June 2013. Colsterworth and District Parish Council is a combined council consisting of the civil parishes of Colsterworth, (which includes the hamlet of Woolsthorpe By Colsterworth), Gunby and Stainby and recently North Witham, (which includes Lobthorpe)
  2. ^ "Gunby and Stainby CP through time ; Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit". A Vision of Britain through Time. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  3. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2003); A Dictionary of British Place Names, p. 216, Oxford University Press, revised edition (2011). ISBN 019960908X
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Nicholas (1147928)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  5. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 149; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  6. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire pp. 558, 559; Penguin (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram in 1989, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8

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