Greatford is both a village and parish 92 miles north of London, 5 miles north-east of Stamford and almost 5 miles north-west of Market Deeping. The parish is bounded on the south by Barholm & Stowe parish and on the north-west by Braceborough parish. The parish covered 1,365 acres in the 1800s and included Wilsthorpe township.
Greatford village is a small place on the River Glen. If you are planning a visit:
Take the A16 trunk road east out of Stamford and turn north at Tallington.
The name Greatford is from the Old English Greot+ford, or "Gravelly ford", based on the fact that the village is bisected by an arm of the West River Glen. In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Griteford". A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.