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Church with substantial tower under a sky of duck-egg blue, with a large Yew on the right., a very dark green. The tower is broad, but barely higher than the deeply pitched roof on the nave. It has a clockface on the nearest side.
All Saints' Church, Swinderby
Swinderby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population648 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK 8662
• London120 mi (190 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLINCOLN
Postcode districtLN6
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°09′29″N 0°42′07″W / 53.158°N 0.702°W / 53.158; -0.702Coordinates: 53°09′29″N 0°42′07″W / 53.158°N 0.702°W / 53.158; -0.702

Swinderby is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The village is situated just north of the A46 road,[1] 8 miles (13 km) south-west from Lincoln and 6 miles (10 km) north-east from Newark. Swinderby lies within a rural agricultural community and covers an area of 2,200 acres (9 km2). Village population is 773, reducing to 648 (including Morton Hall) at the 2011 census.[2]


The name 'Swinderby' is assumed to have originated either from "sundri + by" (southern farmstead or village), or "svin + djur + by" (farmstead where pigs are kept);[3] in Doomsday it is referred to as "Sunderby" and "Suindrebi".[4][5]

The settlement might date back to at least Roman times as Roman pottery and parts of Fosse Way have been found.[citation needed] Some village buildings date back to the 17th century.[citation needed]

The church of All Saints is predominately Norman and Early English, however restoration was carried out in 1854, 1879 and 1910.[6][7][8][9]

Wesyeyan Chapel, now the Light and Life Mission Hall

In 1872 there was a Wesleyan chapel.[9][10]


The village has a public house, a church, a village hall, two playing fields and a primary school with nursery.[1][11]

The school is the All Saints' Church of England Primary School, which was rated as overall Grade 2 (good), in its 2012 Ofsted inspection.[12]

Swinderby is close to the now closed RAF airfield, RAF Swinderby, which holds a bi-monthly antique and collectors fair that has been featured on BBC1's Bargain Hunt.[13]

News and event notices are carried in the village Swinderby Link-up magazine


  1. ^ a b "Parish council". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D. (2003). Dictionary of British place names. OUP. p. 448. ISBN 978-0-19-852758--9.
  4. ^ "Domesday map web site". Archived from the original on 28 December 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Domesday online". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  6. ^ Swinderby Archived 9 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine Genuki. Retrieved 7 April 2011
  7. ^ Historic England. "All Saints church (324495)". PastScape. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  8. ^ Historic England. "All Saints church  (Grade II*) (1165316)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  9. ^ a b "genealogy web site". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Gazetteer entry" Archived 17 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Retrieved 19 March 2013
  11. ^ "school web site". Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Ofsted results". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  13. ^ Bargain Hunt Archived 4 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine BBC1. Retrieved 7 April 2011

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