Winceby is a small parish in the Wold hills, about 5 miles east by south of Horncastle, 5 miles northwest of Spilsby and about 12 miles due south of Louth. Mareham on the Hill parish lies to the west and Hagworthingham and Lusby parishes to the east. The parish covered only about 890 acres in 1842, all in one farm occupied at the time by Charles HILL. In 1872, the parish is recorded as only 842 acres, and by 1900 at 853 acres.
The village of Winceby has only about 15 buildings. If you are planning a visit:
The Battle of Winceby was fought just west of here on Wednesday, 11 October 1643. Cromwell's Parliamentary forces defeated the Royalists. The scene of the battle is called "Slash Lane" to the present day. Colonel Cromwell'is horse was killed under him at the first charge. But Cromwell's forces won the battle, taking eight hundred prisoners and capturing twenty-six colours.