Glentworth, Lincolnshire

Glentworth is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the parish (including Caenby Corner) was 323 at the 2011 census.[1] It is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) north from the centre of the city and county town of Lincoln, and just over 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west from Caenby Corner.


Church of St Michael, Glentworth
Location within Lincolnshire
Population323 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK947885
 London130 mi (210 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDN21
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament

The name Glentworth comes from the Old English glente+worth or heopa+hamm for "enclosure frequented by birds of prey". In the Domesday Book it is noted as "Glentewrde".[2]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Michael dates from three periods, as shown by the varied masonry of its outside walls. The oldest part is the Anglo-Saxon tower. The middle section of the present church is the product of Georgian and Victorian rebuilding. Its eastern end, with its rougher stonework, is largely Elizabethan.

Glentworth is the site of Glentworth Hall, an Elizabethan country house built by Christopher Wray.[3]

Villagers construct scarecrows for an annual themed 'Glentworth Scarecrows' competition event.[4]


  1. "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  2. "Glentworth", Retrieved 11 December 2011
  3. Foster, James Rex, MA; A History of Glentworth, 4th edition, pp. 25-29. Rectory Press 2005, reprinted 2011
  4. "Glentworth Scarecrows"; Retrieved 11 June 2012

Further reading

  • Foster, James Rex, MA; A History of Glentworth, 4th edition. Rectory Press 2005, reprinted 2011
  • Foster, James; Lincolnshire Past & Present, Society For Lincolnshire History & Archaeology, Winter 2010-11 and Spring 2011 editions: two-part article on the 1556 and 1753 halls at Glentworth.
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