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Grid reference: TF325734
Location: 53°14’29"N, 0°-0’54"W
Post town: Horncastle
Postcode: LN9
Local Government
Council: East Lindsey
Louth and Horncastle

Salmonby is a village in Lindsey, the northern division of Lincolnshire. It sits within the Lincolnshire Wolds, a range of sudden low hills rising over the otherwise level land of Lindsey from Louth in the north, to Horncastle in the south.

The village has Tetford to the northeast and Somersby to the south. The closest large village is Horncastle five and a half miles to the southwest and the closest town Louth ten miles to the north.

The parish of Salmonby covers about a thousand acres and contains a chalybeate spring, whose waters eventually join the Steeping River near Spilsby.


An upper palaeolithic core (a piece of flint which has been repeatedly used to flake material in order to make flint tools) was found near Salmonby. The core was in good condition and has been dated at 50,000 - 10,000 years old. The area was a source of blue phosphate of iron and a great deal of iron oxide ore.

Salmonby church, dedicated to St Margaret, closed in 1973.[1]


The village has a public house, the Cross Keys Inn & Restaurant, fishing lakes, cottages and a Caravan Club CL site. There is a picnic area at a nearby sandstone cliff wall; the wall has carved reliefs of unknown origin or age.[2]

Tetford and Salmonby Scarecrow Festival

Tetford and Salmonby hold an annual weekend Scarecrow Festival. Villagers build scarecrows modelled on television and film personalities, historic and contemporary figures and fictional icons, and display them outside their houses each year during May. A Scarecrow Trail is just over 1.0 mile (1.6 km) away. The event raises funds for Tetford church and local charities.[3]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Salmonby)


  1. "Salmonby St Margeret", Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 18 May 2012
  2. "Salmonby Sculptures", Retrieved 18 May 2012
  3. "The Scarecrow Festival of Tetford and Salmonby"; Retrieved 18 May 2012