This village and parish lies just over seven miles north-east of Grantham and six miles west of Sleaford. The parish covers about 2,870 acres and includes the hamlets of Sudbrook and West Willoughby (both west of the village of Ancaster). Wilsford parish is just to the east, with Honington parish to the west and Barkston to the south-west.
North of the village, the B6403 (High Dike) is the dividing line between South and North Kesteven. The main road through the village is Ermine Street.
The village of Ancaster is east of the A607 trunk road at Honington. It has a train station, once a part of the Grantham, Sleaford and Boston branch of the Great Northern Railway. The houses on the east side of Ancaster village are in Wilsford parish. If you are planning a visit:
- Ancaster is at the intersection of the A153 west out of Sleaford and the B6403, the old Ermine Street, north out of Grantham.
- There is rail passenger service via the Nottingham-Skegness line.
- Ian S. has a photograph of The Ermine on Geo-graph, taken in 2010.
- The Ancaster Valley grasslands at SK 9843 are a preserve of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Ancaster which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Ancaster 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 SK983436 (Lat/Lon: 52.98074, -0.537348), Ancaster which are provided by: