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Open farmland at Hanby.jpg
Grid reference: TF022321
Location: 52°52’37"N, 0°28’54"W
Post town: Grantham
Postcode: NG33
Local Government
Council: South Kesteven
Grantham and Stamford

Hanby is a hamlet in Kesteven, the south-western part of Lincolnshire. It sits between Lenton and Ropsley Heath, on the line of the Roman road known as King Street.

The nearest town of any size is Grantham, seven miles to the north-west.

Lost settlement

By the hamlet is the site of a lost village of Hanby. Past observers have concluded that there were house platforms with building materials, including stone roof tiles, scattered around. Local finds include a flint scraper, Anglo-Saxon potsherds and mediæval sherds. Aerial photographs show no shapes because the area has been ploughed over, but cropmarks show "two conjoined ditched enclosures . . . interpreted as possible crofts, with a small ditched enclosure". There was a ridge and furrow field to the north, but that was ploughed level too; however the farmer found Anglo-Saxon and mediæval pottery in these fields.[1]

There is another lost settlement called Hanby at Welton le Marsh, or Hanby Hall, in the north of the county.

Modern road surface on the line of the Roman road

Outside links

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about Hanby, Lincolnshire)