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All Saints' Church, Greetwell
Grid reference: TF014716
Location: 53°13’57"N, 0°28’51"W
Population: 823  (2011)
Post town: Lincoln
Postcode: LN3
Local Government
Council: West Lindsey

Greetwell is a village in Lindsey, the northern part of Lincolnshire, found two miles east of the county town, the City of Lincoln. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 823.

The parish church, All Saints, dates back to the 11th century, and was restored in the 19th century. It is a Grade II* listed building. The church is built of limestone. Both the west tower and the font date from the 13th century. On the north side of the apse is an early 13th-century tombstone, inscribed: "Hic Jacet Adanz de London Quandam Rectoristius ecclesiac cujus aizinzae propiehir Deus" There are two ashlar monuments in the apse to Richard Lely, who died 1734 and Anna Lely, died 1733. There is also a marble gravestone in the apse floor to Robert Dalyson, died 1620.[1]

The village is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book with twenty two households, 16 acres of meadow, one mill, two fisheries, and a church.[2]

There are either side of the railway line earthworks which are the remains of the deserted mediæval village of Greetwell: these are scheduled ancient monuments.[3][4]

Greetwell Hollow Nature Reserve

Greetwell Hollow is a former quarry, now a nature reserve managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Greetwell Hollow Quarry is also a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest', on land owned by the Church Commissioners[5]

Outside links

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  1. National Heritage List 1064023: Greetwell All Saints (Grade II* listing)
  2. Greetwell in the Domesday Book
  3. National Heritage List 1017332: Greetwell deserted mediæval village (Scheduled ancient monument entry)
  4. National Monuments Record: No. 349686 – Greetwell deserted mediæval village
  5. ‘God’s acres’: the land owned by the Church Commissioners: Who Owns England?