Old Somerby

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Old Somerby
Old Somerby
Old Somerby is located in Lincolnshire
Old Somerby
Old Somerby
Old Somerby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 224 (2011)
OS grid reference SK959334
• London 95 mi (153 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Grantham
Postcode district NG33
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East 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 is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies 3 miles (5 km) south-east from Grantham, on the B1176 road, approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) east from 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. Despite its small size, the village is divided into 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 on 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". 
  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". 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary Magdalene (325695)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Vision of Britain site: Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Manor Farm (325692)". PastScape. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 

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