Owmby by Spital

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Owmby by Spital
Owmby Church - geograph.org.uk - 70157.jpg
Owmby church
Owmby by Spital is located in Lincolnshire
Owmby by Spital
Owmby by Spital
Location within Lincolnshire
Population388 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF001874
• London135 mi (217 km) S
Civil parish
  • Owmby
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLN8
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°22′29″N 0°29′49″W / 53.374680°N 0.496835°W / 53.374680; -0.496835Coordinates: 53°22′29″N 0°29′49″W / 53.374680°N 0.496835°W / 53.374680; -0.496835

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.[1]

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).[2]

The civil parish covers an area of 1,600 acres (6.5 km2). According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 309.[citation needed]

The designation of "Spital" in the name comes from the proximity to the village of Spital-in-the-Street.

The village church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul. Kelly's noted that the church was built in 1808, with parts of the structure Norman, and that it seated 200 people.[3]

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.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

Bernie Taupin, English lyricist noted for his collaboration with Elton John, grew up in the village.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". -Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  2. ^ http://opendomesday.org/place/TF0087/owmby-by-spital/
  3. ^ Kelly's Directory (1919), p. 454

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