Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Lincolnshire, NG32 1LZ

Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Lincolnshire, NG32 1LZ

Date of visit: 7th Jan 2022


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, also known as Woolsthorpe is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 415. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) west from Grantham, and adjoins the county border with Leicestershire.

According to A Dictionary of British Place Names, the name Woolsthorpe means “an outlying farmstead or hamlet (Old Scandinavian ‘thorp’) of a man called Wulfstan (Old English person name)”.

In the 1086 Domesday account Woolsthorpe is referred to as “Ulestanestorp”, in the Kesteven Hundred of Winnibriggs and Threo. It comprised 29 households, 6 villagers, 3 smallholders and 8 freemen, with 4 ploughlands and 3 mills. In 1066 Leofric of Bottesford was Lord of the Manor, this transferred in 1086 to Robert of Tosny, who also became Tenant-in-chief.

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Northing & Westing 52Β°53’50.2″N, 0Β°45’24.1″W
Plus code: 9C4XV6WV+W8
what3words: opposing.ambitions.skate
Grid Reference SK 83735 34038
OS X & Y: 334038, 483735
Latitude & Longitude: 52.897275, -0.756684
UK Postcode: NG32 1LZ

County: Lincolnshire
District: South Kesteven District
Parish: Woolsthorpe By Belvoir CP
Ward: Forest Ward

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