Old Sleaford is both an ancient parish and the southern and eastern part of the town of Sleaford, across the Slea River from New Sleaford. The parish covers about 875 acres between the Slea River and the Boston Road.
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A Roman Road used to run through the village from Tattershall to Ancaster. You will find the A163 trunk road an easier route by automobile. The A17 passes just north and the A15 just west of the village.
Bastardy cases would be heard in the Sleaford petty session hearings every Monday.
Carr's Hospital was founded in 1636 by Sir Robert CARR. It was dedicated for the residence and maintenance of 12 poor men of the surrounding parishes. The hopital was built near the church. It functioned more as an almshouse than a modern hospital.
In 1604, Robert CARRE of Aswarby provided a fund for the relief of the poor, aged and disabled people of New and Old Sleaford and Holdingham.