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Church of St Barbara, Haceby
Grid reference: TF029359
Location: 52°54’40"N, 0°28’13"W
Post town: Sleaford
Postcode: NG34

dialling code=01529

Local Government
Council: North Kesteven
Sleaford and
North Hykeham

Haceby is a hamlet in Kesteven, the south-west part of Lincolnshire. It is eight miles east of Kesteven's main town, Grantham, eight miles south of Sleaford, and a mile south of the A52 road.

The Domesday Book records the village as "Hazebi". The -by suffix is an Old Norse| word ending meaning 'village' or 'farm' and the prefix is presumed to be form a personal name.[1]

Haceby consists of a small number of houses, farm buildings, and the Grade I listed redundant St Barbara's Church.[2] Although dedicated to St Barbara, it is also attributed to St Margaret or to both saints.[3]

The village's war memorial is found combined with that of Newton, in Newton's St Botolph Church.[4]

The lost village

The earthworks of old Haceby

Earthworks to the west of the village are still visible as the remains of a Roman Villa.[5] In 1818 a tessellated pavement and other Roman remains were discovered.[6]

Outside links


  1. Mills, Anthony David: 'A Dictionary of British Place-Names' (Oxford University Press, 2003) ISBN 978-0-19-852758-9
  2. National Heritage List 1147773: Former Parish Church of St Barbara (Grade I listing)
  3. "Church of St Barbara", The Churches Conservation Trust. Retrieved 29 June 2011
  4. Peck, Michael (2007). "Newton (and Haceby) War Memorial". Roll-of-honour.com. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Lincolnshire/Newton.html. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  5. National Heritage List 1005036: Roman Villa, Haceby (Scheduled ancient monument entry)
  6. Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 462