Kirkstead is both a village and parish in the vale of the River Witham 122 miles north of London and 7 miles south-west of Horncastle. Woodhall and Martin parishes border to the north, Kirkby on Bain to the east, and Tattershall Thorpe township is to the south. The River Witham flows along the south-west border of the parish. The parish area before 1930 was about 1,550 acres and about 1,440 thereafter. The hamlet of Town End is 1 mile north-east of the church.
Kirkstead village is a small affair, south-west of Woodhall Spa, west off of the B1192 trunk road. The village is alongside the River Witham. If you are planning a visit:
- The village is also in the "AA Road Atlas of Britain 2000", page 33, as being near Woodhall Spa.
- Richard CROFT has a photograph of Kirkstead Bridge over the River Witham on Geo-graph, taken in December 2005.
- See our touring page for area resources.
You can see pictures of Kirkstead which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Kirkstead has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF180620 (Lat/Lon: 53.142091, -0.237335), Kirkstead which are provided by: