Swinderby parish is approximately 9 miles SW of Lincoln and 7 miles NE of Newark on Trent. The parish borders on Nottinghamshire to the west, Norton Disney parish to the south and Thurlby (by Lincoln) parish to the east. The ancient Foss Way, now the A46 trunk road, cuts through the southeast corner of the parish. The Trent River is about three miles to the west. The parish covers about 2,200 acres, including the ancient hamlet of Bracken.
The village of Swinderby sits on a rise above the Trent. The parish sports a new hamlet called Witham St. Hugh's. Morton Hall is a hamlet along Morton Road which has grown in the 1900s on the eastern side of Swinderby village. Morton is a separate hamlet a half a mile to the east. If you are planning a visit:
- By automobile, take the A46 southwesterly out of Lincoln.
- There is passenger rail service from Lincoln to the station, which is about a mile north of the village.
- The village hosts an annual antiques and collectors fair, at RAF Swinderby, usually in early June. The fair has been featured on the BBC's Bargain Hunt.
- Caravan and camping sites are available at Oakhill Leisure Park, telephone: 01522 868771.
- There is a nice photograph of part of the village at Pictures of England.
- Check to see what events are happening at the Swinderby Village Hall.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
- There is a photo of the crossing at South Scarle at Geograph.
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administrative areas in which Swinderby 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 SK860620 (Lat/Lon: 53.148209, -0.715584), Swinderby which are provided by: