This village and parish is 8 miles north of Sleaford and 12 miles south-east of Lincoln. The parish is small, covering only some 440 acres. The Scopwick Beck runs through the parish. Martin parish lies to the north, Timberland to the southeast and Scopwick lies to the west. Currently, Kirkby Green is a civil parish within the ecclesiastical parish of Scopwick.
The small village of Kirkby Green is the center of the parish and sits on a slight rise. Modern-day visitors come for the country walks in the area. The "Kirkby Green Walk" takes one from Kirkby Green to Scopwick along hedgerow-lined footpaths. If you are planning a visit:
Kirkby Green is on the B1191 between Woodhall Spa and Scopwick, easily reached off the A15 trunk road north out of Sleaford.
Visit the working narrow-gauge railway in the parish.
The name Kirkby Green is a combination of Old Scandinavian and Old English kirkju+by Green, or "village with a church on the green". The name Kirkby is common in the former Danelaw region of England. The parish is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]