This village and parish is nine miles north of Sleaford and eleven miles southeast of Lincoln. The parish of Temple Bruer lies to the west, Rowston lies to the south and Blankney to the north. A small stream, the Scopwick Beck, runs along the south edge of the parish on its way to join the River Witham. The parish covers some 3,400 acres of heath land.
The ecclesistical parish of Scopwick includes the civil parish of Kirkby Green.
If you are planning a visit:
Take the A153 trunk road north out of Sleaford, turn north at Ruskington onto the B1198 and follow that into Scopwick. Alternatively, you can take the A15 north from Sleaford and turn right onto the B1191 and go past Ashby de la Launde into Scopwick. The B1191 and the B1198 cross at Scopwick.
The name Scopwick combines Old English sceap with Old Scandinavian wic, for "sheep farm". In the 1086 Domesday book, the village is given as Scapeuic. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
A Public Elementary School was built here in 1866 on a site given by Henry CHAPLIN, Member of Parliament, to be used by children from Scopwick and Kirkby Green parishes. Designed for 90 children, average attendance in 1913 was 70.