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-by-Spital
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMARKET RASEN
Postcode districtLN8
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
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[1] 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 then) was 388 at the 2011 census.[2]

Owmby-by-Spital is listed in 6 entries of the Domesday 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).[3]

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.[4]

A school was built in 1836, by 1881 Owmby school had closed.[5]

Notable people[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Owmby-by-Spital". Mapit. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". -Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  3. ^ http://opendomesday.org/place/TF0087/owmby-by-spital/
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory (1919), p. 454
  5. ^ "Owmby by Spital". GENUKI. Retrieved 22 June 2020.

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