Swinstead

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Swinstead
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Swinstead village
Swinstead is located in Lincolnshire
Swinstead
Swinstead
Location within Lincolnshire
Population234 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF017224
• London90 mi (140 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGRANTHAM
Postcode districtNG33
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
52°47′26″N 0°29′32″W / 52.790470°N 0.492239°W / 52.790470; -0.492239Coordinates: 52°47′26″N 0°29′32″W / 52.790470°N 0.492239°W / 52.790470; -0.492239

Swinstead is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 5 miles (8.0 km) west from Bourne, 9 miles (14.5 km) north from Stamford and 11 miles (17.7 km) south-east from Grantham. It is a village of just over 100 households, the population of the civil parish being measured at 234 in the 2011 census.[1]

St Mary's church, Swinstead

Swinstead parish church is dedicated to St Mary. The village’s last public house closed in 2008, and the nearest amenities are 2 miles (3.2 km) away at Corby Glen. Adjacent villages include Creeton, Swayfield and Grimsthorpe.

In William Shakespeare's King John, King John stayed in "Swinsted Abbey", but it is Swineshead Abbey that he stayed: this confusion was common in late-sixteenth century texts, for Swinstead is about 25 miles from Swineshead.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ William Shakespeare, King John, the Arden Shakespeare 3rd Series, ed. Jesse M. lander and J.J.M. Tobin, Arden Shakespeare, 2019, p. 313, note 8.

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