Normanby by Spital

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Normanby by Spital
The Church - Normanby-by-Spital - - 67909.jpg
St Peter's Church, Normanby by Spital
Normanby by Spital is located in Lincolnshire
Normanby by Spital
Normanby by Spital
Location within Lincolnshire
Population402 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF000881
• London130 mi (210 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
Dialling code01673
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°22′50″N 0°29′48″W / 53.380600°N 0.496719°W / 53.380600; -0.496719Coordinates: 53°22′50″N 0°29′48″W / 53.380600°N 0.496719°W / 53.380600; -0.496719

Normanby by Spital is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 318, increasing to 412 at the 2011 census.[1] It is approximately 10 miles (16 km) north from Lincoln, and just off the A15.

The name Normanby is from the Old English and Old Scandinavian Northman+by, or "Northman village". In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Normanebi.

Normanby by Spital also has a neighbouring village called Owmby-by-Spital.

St. Peter's Church dates from the 12th century and is a Grade I listed building.[2] It is redundant and maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust.[3] The church is dedicated to St.Peter and St.Paul. It was extensively renovated in 1890[4] and it currently seats 100 people. There was a Methodist chapel but now it has been converted into a habitable accommodation.

The village facilities include a primary school, a post office, a store, The Bottle and Glass public house, and a school hall. The school hall holds activities such as a youth club and an art club.

Normanby by Spital primary school received a 2006 Ofsted inspection rating of Grade 1 (outstanding). A following 2010 inspection rated the school as Grade 2 (good).[citation needed]

During the Second World War, a wireless station was in operation along Normanby Cliff Road which was connected to RAF Scampton and was used to transmit messages to Bomber Squadrons over Germany or other enemy territory. Each Bomber Command Group had a similar site and they could be found all over the east of the country. The R/T operators were based at RAF Bawtry, Doncaster. This role continued throughout the "Cold War" period when transmissions were made to the 24/7 airborne V-Bomber squadrons. In later years this role diminished and the station finally closed; the buildings have now been demolished although the site is still fenced off. The Bottle and Glass public house was open for duration of the war, as it was a frequent rest-stop for local airmen. Residents of the village remember the Dambusters raid, hearing the Lancasters going overhead and being concerned that they were "struggling" to keep in the air.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Church of St Peter, Normanby by Spital", Heritage Gateway website, Heritage Gateway (English Heritage, Institute of Historic Building Conservation and ALGAO:England), 2006, retrieved 9 January 2011
  3. ^ St Peter, Normanby-by-Spital, Churches Conservation Trust, archived from the original on 2 October 2009, retrieved 9 January 2011
  4. ^ "Kellys Directory". Kellys Directories Ltd. p. 450. Retrieved 20 April 2011.

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