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St Mary and All Saints' Church, Swarby
Grid reference: TF047406
Location: 52°57’12"N, 0°26’35"W
Post town: Sleaford
Postcode: NG34
Local Government
Council: North Kesteven
Sleaford and
North Hykeham

Swarby is a village in Kesteven, the south-western part of Lincolnshire, approximately three miles south of Sleaford, 900 yards west of the A15 road and mile north-west of Aswarby.

The village name is Scandinavian in origin, and comes from the Old Norse for 'Svarri's farmstead'.[1][2]

The parish church is dedicated to St Mary and All Saints and is a Grade II* listed building dating from the 13th century. It was restored in 1886 and the south aisle dates from the same time. The west tower is 15th-century. On the north wall of the chancel is a rectangular ashlar wall plaque to Anthony Williams who died in 1681.[3]

Swarby CofE School was built in 1859, and closed in 1971.[4]

A tornado swept through the village on 28 June 2012. It uprooted many trees, lifted a trampoline hundreds of feet and caused a garage roof to collapse while removing tiles from houses.[5]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Swarby)


  1. Swarby: 'Key to English Place-names' (University of Nottingham)
  2. Mills, Anthony David: 'A Dictionary of British Place-Names' (Oxford University Press, 2003) ISBN 978-0-19-852758-9
  3. National Heritage List 1147542: St Mary and All Saints, Swarby (Grade II* listing)
  4. Swarby CE: Lincs to the Past
  5. 'News: tornado hits Sleaford area;: Sleaford Standard, 29 June 2012