Allington is one of those odd birds in the parish tree. The civil parish of Allington includes the two eclessiastical parishes of East Allington and West Allington. In ancient times, West Allington was an eclessiastical parish and East Allington was a chapelry (chapel of ease) of nearby Sedgebrook parish. There were two separate villages. East Allington was separated from the parish of Sedgebrook on 18 October 1872 and united with West Allington.
To further confuse things, East Allington is south and slightly west of West Allington. East Allington is north of Sedgebrook parish and West Allington is south of Long Bennington and Foston parishes. West of East Allington is Bottesford in Leicestershire. The two eclessiastical parishes cover about 2,100 acres of land.
The united village of Allington lies mostly in West Allington and partly in East Allington parish. It sits 4.5 miles north-west of Grantham and ten miles south-east from Newark. A little to the south of the village is an ancient Chalybeate spring called Saltwell. If you plan to visit:
- The village has a web site with photographs and local information.
- Take either the A52 trunk road west out of Grantham and turn north at Sedgebrook or take the A1 trunk road north as it passes Grantham and turn south at Foston.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of West Allington which are provided by:
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK850400 (Lat/Lon: 52.950635, -0.736311), West Allington which are provided by: