131 miles north of London, Spilsby parish sits between Skegness on the coast and Horncastle in the Wold hills, and is about ten miles southwest of Alford. Partney parish is to the north and Toynton St. Peter parish to the south. The parish covered about 2,340 acres in 1842.
The town of Spilsby was described in White's 1842 Directory as "a small, but thriving and well-built market town... pleasantly seated on an eminence, which overlooks an extensive tract of marshes and fens". Eresby is a small hamlet just south of town. If you are planning a visit:
- By automobile, take the A16 south out of Alford or north out of Boston. The road passes through the center of Spilsby. Otherwise, you can take the A158 eastward out of Horncastle and turn south onto the B1195 arterial and follow that into Spilsby.
- See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Spilsby which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Spilsby 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 TF401661 (Lat/Lon: 53.173575, 0.094635), Spilsby which are provided by: