The Free Methodists (later the United Methodists) built a chapel here between 1872 and 1900. This chapel eventually closed and was converted to a residence. For more on these chapels and their records, check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
Glentworth is both a parish and a village about nine miles east of Gainsborough, eleven miles north of the city of Lincoln and just over 150 miles north of London. The parish itself is bordered on the north by Harpswell parish, on the east by the old Roman Road "Ermine Street", and to the south by Fillingham parish. The parish covers about 3,100 acres.
Glentworth village is in a small valley or dale. If you are planning a visit:
Take the A631 trunk road east out of Gainsborough and turn south at the B1398 intersection. The village will be about a mile south.
Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of Glentworth pond on Geo-graph, taken in 2011. One gathers that Jon was not impressed.
Stop by the Village Hall and ask for a schedule of current events.
The name Glentworth comes from the Old English glente+worth for "enclosure frequented by birds of prey". The name appears in the 1086 Domesday Book as Glentewrde. A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.
You may contact the Glentworth Parish Council about civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed or funded to help you with family history searches. Their website was still in development when checked in early 2013.
In the early 1800's, the Earl of Scarborough paid £4 to each of three poor people in the parish Almshouse in the churchyard. He also gave them nine bushels of coal yearly and nine yards of blue cloth every third or fourth year.
At the same time, another Almshouse held a poor man and two poor women, each of whom received 13 Shillings per quarter and the same alotment of coal and cloth.
The Almshouses were built by Lord Chief Justice WRAY.