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All Saints' Church, Snelland
Grid reference: TF077805
Location: 53°18’40"N, 0°23’3"W
Population: 91  (2001)
Post town: Lincoln
Postcode: LN3
Local Government
Council: West Lindsey

Snelland is a village in Lindsey, the northern part of Lincolnshire, nine miles north-east of the county town, the City of Lincoln and about five miles from the town of Market Rasen. The civil parish includes the hamlet of Swinthorpe.

Snelland is listed in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Sneleslunt", with seven households.[1] The nearby deserted mediæval village of Swinthorpe is listed as "Sonetorp", with three households.[2] There is evidence that a Cistercian grange existed at Swinthorpe, attached to Kirkstead Abbey.[3]

The parish church, All Saints, is of the 13th and 14th centuries. It is a Grade II listed building built of limestone. It was restored and largely rebuilt in 1863 by Edward Browning of Stamford.[4]

Snelland railway station opened in the village in 1848, and closed in 1965.[5]

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  1. Snelland in the Domesday Book
  2. Snelland in the Domesday Book
  3. National Monuments Record: No. 892404 – Swinthorpe deserted mediæval village
  4. National Heritage List 1166277: All Saints, Snelland (Grade I listing)
  5. National Monuments Record: No. 507077 – Snelland railway station