Old Somerby

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Old Somerby
Old Somerby
Old Somerby is located in Lincolnshire
Old Somerby
Old Somerby
Location within Lincolnshire
Population224 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK959334
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrantham
Postcode districtNG33
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°53′23″N 0°34′30″W / 52.889855°N 0.574959°W / 52.889855; -0.574959Coordinates: 52°53′23″N 0°34′30″W / 52.889855°N 0.574959°W / 52.889855; -0.574959

Old Somerby (pronounced Summerby) is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies 3 miles (5 km) south-east of Grantham on the B1176 road, about1 mile (1.6 km) east of its junction with the A52 and B6403, and 0.2 miles (250 m) from the East Coast Main Line.[1] The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 224.[2] Adjacent villages are Ropsley and Boothby Pagnell. The village is divided into three hamlets: Old Somerby, High Somerby and Low Somerby.[1]


The ecclesiastical parish is part of The North Beltisloe Group of parishes, of the Deanery of Beltisloe in the Diocese of Lincoln.[3] From 2006 to 2011 the incumbent was Rev Richard Ireson.[4]

The village public house is the Fox and Hounds in Grantham Road (B1176).


St Mary Magdalene's Church

Somerby was a colony of the Danes who ruled Lincolnshire after peace was made with King Alfred in 878. The village is listed in the Domesday Book.[citation needed]

The village church in High Somerby is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene,[5][6] the same dedication as at nearby Bitchfield.

The village belonged to the historical wapentake of Winnibriggs and Threo.[7]

Nearby there is the site of a moated manor house.[8]


  1. ^ a b Grantham: Bottesford & Colsterworth (Map) (3 ed.). 1:25000. OSGB. 2006. p. 247. ISBN 978-0-319-23833-2.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Ecclesiastical Parish details". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011.
  4. ^ "North Beltisloe Group Council Report for PCC AGMs."; Boothby.org.uk. PDF download required. Retrieved 14 May 2012
  5. ^ "Parish details on North Beltisloe web site". Archived from the original on 5 March 2012.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary Magdalene (325695)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  7. ^ Vision of Britain site: Retrieved 16 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Historic England. "Manor Farm (325692)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 April 2010.

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