Owmby by Spital
|Owmby by Spital|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||135 mi (217 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MARKET RASEN|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Owmby by Spital is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3 km) east from the A15 road, 11 miles (18 km) north from Lincoln and 8 miles (13 km) west from Market Rasen. The population of the civil parish (just called Owmby) was 388 at the 2011 census.
Owmby by Spital is listed in 6 entries of the Doomsday Book as 'Ouneby', in the Aslacoe wapentake, in the West Riding of Lindsey. The largest holder in 1066 and 1086 being the Bishop of Lincoln (St Mary). Other land holders in 1086 include Bishop Odo of Bayeux, Ivo Tallboys (Taillebois), and Jocelyn, (son of Lambert).
The civil parish covers an area of 1,600 acres (6.5 km2). According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 309.
The designation of "Spital" in the name comes from the proximity to the village of Spital-in-the-Street.
A school was built in 1836, but most parish children attended school in neighbouring Normanby by Spital. Both villages formed a school board district in 1870; by 1881 Owmby school had closed.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". -Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
- Kelly's Directory (1919), p. 454