Alford is both a parish and a small but ancient market town. A small brook runs through the parish, which sits 141 miles north of London, and only 6 miles from the North Sea, 8 miles north-east of Spilsby and 13 miles south-east of Louth. Bilsby parish is just to the east, and Well parish to the south. The parish covers about 1,100 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
- Well parish is also called "Holy Well" because the well is said to have medicinal properties.
- By automobile, the town is just east of the A16 trunkroad that runs between Spilsby and Louth. From that road, take the A1104 east about two miles to Alford.
- Visit the Alford Town Council website to see what is happening in town. The town has an official guide available at the Library and the Tourist Office, and cost is around 50p.
- For more local information, try the Alford Council website.
- See our touring page for more sources.
- Here are some photographs of the village sign and some sights along the road into Alford, taken in 2008 by Patricia McCrory (who retains the copyright). Notice the snow!
You can see pictures of Alford which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Alford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF455760 (Lat/Lon: 53.261052, 0.179875), Alford which are provided by: