This village and parish is ten miles north of Sleaford and ten miles south-east of Lincoln. The parish is a long, narrow structure, one mile wide and 11 miles long, running east to west. The east end of the parish is the River Witham. The parishes of Temple Bruer, Scopwick and Martin lie to the south and Metheringham to the north. Linwood, 3 miles east of the village, is a hamlet in the parish, as is Barf or Barff. The parish covers some 6,800 acres of Fen and black moorland.
Modern-day visitors to Blankney often come for the golf. If you are planning a visit:
- While there, visit the 106 acre Metheringham Delph nature preserve on the northeast corner of the parish. This former "drain" was left to silt up and has become a wildlife refuge.
- The A15 trunk road skims the west edge of the parish, but the B1188 passes through the heart of the village as it makes it way north to Metheringham which is just a mile north where the B1188 crosses the B1202.
- Ian PATERSON has a photograph of the village on Geo-graph, taken in 2007.
- Jo TURNER has a photograph of Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2011. Stop in when they are open and request a copy of the schedule of forth-coming events.
- Photographs of the village are available at: Blankney Picture Gallery.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Blankney which are provided by:
John Marius WILSON's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72:
"BLANKNEY, a parish in Sleaford district, Lincoln; 6 miles SW of Stixwould r. station, and 9 N of Sleaford. It includes the hamlet of Linwood; and has a post office under Sleaford. Acres, 6,000. Real property, £7,324. Pop., 560. Houses, 90. The property is divided among a few. Blankney Hall is the seat of H. Chaplin, Esq. Much of the surface was formerly a waste, over which travellers were guided by the Dunston pillar; but is now good turnip land. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £821. Patron, H. Chaplin, Esq. The church is good; and there is a national school "
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administrative areas in which Blankney has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The national grid reference is TF 0659.
- You'll want an Ordnance Survey Explorer map, which has a scale of 2.5 inches to the mile.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF067602 (Lat/Lon: 53.128297, -0.406795), Blankney which are provided by: