Edlington is both a village and a parish about two miles north west of Horncastle. Bounded on the east by the River Bain, the parish is bordered on the south by Thimbleby parish, to the southwest by Horsington and on the west by Wispington. The parish is in the west part of The Wolds and covers about 2,740 acres.
White's Directories of Lincolnshire indicate that Edlington parish, in the early 1800's, extended in a long narrow strip some nine miles to the River Witham. More recent parish boundary maps do not show this extension. But earlier maps do show a long thin strip of land extending to Stixwould parish. That strip of land was annexed to Horsington parish after 1832.
Edlington village sits on a hillside, is small and lies mostly on the south side of the winding main street. If you are planning a visit:
- Take the B1190 secondary road, which runs between Lincoln and Horncastle. About a half mile west of Thimbleby, just west of Horncastle, turn north and follow the signs to Edlington. Alternatively, one can take the A158 north out of Horncastle and turn west to Edlington village.
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You can see pictures of Edlington which are provided by:
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administrative areas in which Edlington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF233714 (Lat/Lon: 53.225344, -0.15452), Edlington which are provided by: