Silk Willoughby

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Silk Willoughby
Silk Willoughby Spire-Geograph-1625872-by-Ian-Paterson.jpg
Silk Willoughby village
Silk Willoughby is located in Lincolnshire
Silk Willoughby
Silk Willoughby
Silk Willoughby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 299 (2011)
OS grid reference TF056428
• London 105 mi (169 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sleaford
Postcode district NG34
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°58′22″N 0°25′42″W / 52.972909°N 0.428206°W / 52.972909; -0.428206Coordinates: 52°58′22″N 0°25′42″W / 52.972909°N 0.428206°W / 52.972909; -0.428206

Silk Willoughby is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 299.[1] It is situated 2 miles (3 km) south from Sleaford.

The village had a total resident population of 282 in 129 households at the time of the 2001 census.[2] There are a number of council and rented properties within the village in addition to owner-occupied housing, both old and new. There are several listed buildings including a Manor House and a former rectory.[3]

The parish of Silk Willoughby comprises approximately 2,500 acres (10 km2) of arable and grazing land. The ecclesiastical parish is part of the benefice of Quarrington and Old Sleaford.[3]

The parish church is dedicated to St Denis. The modern diocesan records use the name "St Denis"' for the church, but the National Monuments Record shows it as "St Denys".[4] St Denis or Denys are alternative spellings for the same person. The nearby church in Sleaford uses the Denys spelling.

Silk Willoughby won the 2007 Best Kept Village award.[3]


Medieval Cross Shaft

The former village of Silkby lies within the parish.[5]

'Butt Mound' and 'Folk Moot' are names given to two bowl barrows to the west of St Deny's church.[6] Years of agriculture have reduced them somewhat.[citation needed]

The shaft of a medieval wayside cross, dedicated to St Matthew stands on a modern base in what is believed to be the original location, now the corner of School Lane.[7]

The church of St Denis was built in the 12th century in Decorated style, and extended in the 14th in Perpendicular. It was extensively restored in the early 20th century.[8]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics Area: Silk Willoughby CP (Parish), Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 May 2012
  3. ^ a b c Benefice Profile and Statement of Need: Quarrington, Cranwell, Silk Willoughby Archived 23 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.;, Quarrington and Old Sleaford Parochial Church Council. Retrieved 24 May 2012
  4. ^ Historic England. "St Denys Church (348938)". PastScape. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Silkby (349014)". PastScape. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Butt Mound and Folk Moot Barrows (348933)". PastScape. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 348941". PastScape. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Parish Church of St Denys (1061769)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 

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