British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Lincolnshire » Sleaford, Lincolnshire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Local area map loading...

Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Sleaford is a town in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is located 13 miles (21 km) north-east of Grantham, 17 miles (27 km) west of Boston, and 19 miles (30 km) south of Lincoln, and had a total resident population of around 14,500 in 6,167 households at the time of the 2001 census. The name Sleaford is from the Old English esla+forde, meaning "ford over a muddy stream" (now known as the River Slea).
DistrictNorth Kesteven
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF0645
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01529

Other names by which Sleaford, Lincolnshire has been known in the past

New Sleaford ~ Old Sleaford ~ Sleaford Old ~ Sleeford ~ Sleford

Sleaford, Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Sleaford (or New Sleaford), market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Lincolnshire, on river Slea, 17 miles SE. of Lincoln and 121 N. of London by rail - par., 3160 ac., pop. 4075; township, 1800 ac., pop. 3955; town (comprising the entire parishes of New Sleaford, Old Sleaford, and Quarrington), pop. 4965; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday. Sleaford has a fine church of 1271, a grammar school of 1624, and a monumental cross of 1850. There is a considerable trade in agricultural produce. In the castle of the bishops of Lincoln at Sleaford King John sickened after his losses at the Wash.

Your comments about Sleaford, Lincolnshire

What do you know about Sleaford, Lincolnshire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus