This village and small parish are 125 miles north of London and 5 miles east south-east of Spilsby. Firsby parish lies to the west and Bratoft parish to the east. The parish only covers about 770 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the B1195 arterial road east out of Spilsby toward Wainfleet for about 5 miles.
This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
The parish was in the Wold division of the ancient Candleshoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
In March, 1888, this Civil Parish gained a portion of Firsby Civil Parish, but it lost over 300 acres in parish boundary changes.
You can contact the local Joint Parish Council about civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to answer family history questions. The Joint Council includes Bratoft, Firsby, Great Steeping, Irby in the Marsh and Little Steeping.
Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the South Lindsey division of the county.