Snelland

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Snelland
All Saints' church, Snelland - geograph.org.uk - 186648.jpg
All Saints' Church, Snelland
Snelland is located in Lincolnshire
Snelland
Snelland
Location within Lincolnshire
Population91 (2001)
OS grid referenceTF077805
• London130 mi (210 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN3
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°18′40″N 0°23′03″W / 53.311063°N 0.384163°W / 53.311063; -0.384163Coordinates: 53°18′40″N 0°23′03″W / 53.311063°N 0.384163°W / 53.311063; -0.384163

Snelland is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England It is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) north-east from the city and county town of Lincoln and about 5 miles (8.0 km) from the town of Market Rasen. The civil parish includes the hamlet of Swinthorpe. The population at the 2011 census was included in the civil parish of Friesthorpe.

Snelland is listed in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Sneleslunt", with seven households.[1] The nearby deserted medieval village of Swinthorpe is listed as "Sonetorp", with three households.[2] There is evidence that a Cistercian grange existed at Swinthorpe, attached to Kirkstead Abbey.[3]

The parish church is a Grade II listed building built of limestone and dedicated to All Saints. Dating from the 13th and 14th centuries, it was restored and largely rebuilt in 1863 by Edward Browning of Stamford.[4]

Snelland railway station opened in the village in 1848, and closed in 1965.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snelland". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Swinthorpe". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Swinthorpe DMV (892404)". PastScape. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "All Saints, Snelland (1166277)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Snelland railway station (507077)". PastScape. Retrieved 20 July 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Snelland at Wikimedia Commons