Dowsby is both a town and a parish six miles north of Bourne. Rippingale parish lies to the south. The South Forty Foot Drain completes the eastern border. East Graby is a hamlet in this parish, near the Aslackby parish border. The parish covers about 1,820 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, the A15 trunk road, formerly known as the "Great Road from London to Lincoln," passes down the west side of the parish.
There is only once-a-week bus service at last report (2011) on Kimes Busses to Bourne. See our transport page for more information.
The name Dowsby is from the Old Scandinavian Dusi+by, for "farmstead of Dusi", appearing in the 1086 Domesday Book as Dusebi. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]