Thurlby is a parish and small village approximately 9 miles SW of Lincoln and 9 miles NE of Newark on Trent. Swinderby parish borders on the west, Norton Disney parish to the south and the River Witham forms the eastern border. The ancient Foss Way, now the A46 trunk road, cuts through the northwest corner of the parish. The Trent River is about four miles to the west and two branches of the River Witham embrace the parish. The parish covers about 1,840 acres, much of which was a large open moor before the 1800's.
The village of Thurlby abuts the Foss Way to the north. If you are planning a visit:
The name Thurlby is from the Old Scandinavian Thorulfr+by, or "Farmstead of Thorulfr". In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Turoluesbi. ["A Dictionary of English Place-Names," A. D. Mills, Oxford University Press, 1991]