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Swarby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Swarby, a small village and a parish in Lincolnshire, 3¾ miles SSW of Sleaford, and 3½ W from Scredington station on the Stamford, Bourn, and Sleaford branch of the G.N.R. Post town, Sleaford; money order and telegraph office, Osbournby. Acreage, 997; population of the civil parish, 140; of the ecclesiastical, with Crofton, 164. The manor belongs to the Archer-Houblon family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £80. The church is a small but ancient edifice of stone in the Early English, Late Decorated, and Perpendicular styles.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSwarby St. Mary and All Saints 
Poor Law unionSleaford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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1813-1911 1756-19111813-1911

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

DistrictNorth Kesteven
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG34
Post TownSleaford