This village and parish is in the north of Lincolnshire, bordered on the north by Broughton parish, in the south by Hibaldstow parish and on the east by the River Ancholme. The parish is about 163 miles north of London and 2.5 miles south-west of Brigg. The parish covers approx. 3,930 acres of land and includes the hamlets of Scawby Brook and Sturton (or Sturtun).
If you are planning a visit:
The village of Scawby lies just off the A15 and A18 Arterial Roads, a mile west of Brigg.
Look for the village pump and the red telephone box.
They would be happy to slake your thirst and feed your hunger at The Sutton Arms Pub.
The village also has a fish and chip shop and a newsagency.
The foundations of a Roman bath were found at Storton in the early 1800's.
When the railroads came in the mid 1800's, Scawby had a station 1.5 miles south of the village on the main line of the Great Central Railway.
In 1861, Scawby was an important source of gravel for road construction in northern Lincolnshire.
Scawby Mill was in operation around 1829, but the tower for it collapsed during renovation in 1994. A new tower was built as part of a house.
The parish has a strong chalybeate spring called the "Red Well."
After World War I the people of Scawby village purchased a hut sold at a government auction in 1921 and moved it and converted it to use as a meeting hall. The site was provided free of charge by Lt. Col, NELTHORPE of Scawby Hall. In 1972 a new Village Hall was built to replace the old hut.
The name Scawby is from the Old Scandinavian Skalli+by, or "Village of Skalli". In the 1086 Domesday book, the village is given as Scallebi. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]