Hemswell is both a parish and a village lying in a valley about 8 miles east of Gainsborough and 9 miles north of Lincoln. The parish itself is bordered on the north by Willoughton parish, to the west by Corringham parish and to the south by Harpwell parish. The parish covers about 2,660 acres.
Hemswell village sits just off the main roads. The small hamlet of Spital (or Spital-in-the-Street) is 3 miles south-east and has its western part within Hemswell parish. Spital is divided by the A15 and A631 trunk roads. If you are planning a visit:
- Hemswell has a chalybeate spring on the north-east side of the village, which gave its name to the whole parish.
- The village can be accessed off of the A631 trunk road east of Gainsborough. Turn north at the B1398 and go almost a mile and the village will be on your left.
- J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in 2012. You should stop in and get a schedule of forth-coming events.
- If you are approaching from the west, keep an eye open for this Bench and village sign as photographed by Steve FAREHAM on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2015. The cemetery will be just to your right.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Hemswell which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Hemswell 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 SK931909 (Lat/Lon: 53.406715, -0.601004), Hemswell which are provided by: