Great Gonerby is both a village and a parish. The parish is about 108 miles north of London and only about 2 miles north-west of Grantham on the old Newark road. The parish itself is bounded on the north by Marston parish, to the south-west by Barrowby, and on the south-east by Grantham. The parish covers about 2,940 acres.
The village of Great Gonerby lies astride the Newark Road about two miles outside of Grantham. "Little Gonerby" is now a portion of Grantham and is outside this parish's boundaries. "Middle Gonerby" is also known as "Gonerby Hill Foot" is a small hamlet in this parish that sits along the border with Grantham parish.
Gonerby "born and bred" are ofttimes refered to locally as "Clockpelters". Stories tell of villagers pelting the clock in the church tower, installed in 1897, with stones or snowballs. Mud and stones would be gathered from a nearby pond, now dried up, to pelt the clock. Perhaps this was a rite of passage or a hope to suspend time for some reason. If you are planning a visit:
- Take the old Newark Road northwest out of Grantham for about two miles.
- Take some time to walk the Lincolnshire Heritage village trail.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
- Brian GREEN has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2006.
- Watch for this village sign as you enter the parish, taken by Patricia McCRORY (who retains the copyright):
You can see pictures of Great Gonerby which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Great Gonerby 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 SK897392 (Lat/Lon: 52.942704, -0.666616), Great Gonerby which are provided by: