Thimbleby is both a village and a parish about one mile west of Horncastle. The parish and village overlook the valley of the River Bain, and is bordered on the north by Edlington parish, to the south by Langton and on the west by Horsington. The parish is in the west part of The Wolds and covered about 2,560 acres in the early 1800's. At that time, the parish held land at Tower Moor and Wildmore Fen (some 12 miles south of the parish), but by 1872 the parish had been reduced in size to 1,770 acres. About 1881, the Wildmore Fen allotment was transferred to the new parish of Wildmore and the parish reduced in size once more, now to 1,385 acres.
Thimbleby village sits in a small vale and lies on both sides of the road to Lincoln. If you are planning a visit:
- Take the B1190 secondary road, which runs between Lincoln and Horncastle. About a mile west of Horncastle, you will find yourself in Thimbleby village.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
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administrative areas in which Thimbleby 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 TF240700 (Lat/Lon: 53.212603, -0.144584), Thimbleby which are provided by: