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Hemswell Village

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 Harpswell Parish. The parish covers about 2,660 acres which once included Hemswell Cliff.

The parish contains a designated conservation area which gives it a 'chocolate box feel' and highly prized by the Community.

Canon Peter Binnall who lived in the village during his retirement published in 1985 a history entitled, 'Hemswell 1086 - 1901'.

It has a Parish Council which meets in the Village Hall.

The Village Hall is the former school built in 1859 which is shared with the neighbouring village of Harpswell.

The Church of All Saints is an ancient structure given a new tower in 1762 - 4, and shorn of its south aisle in 1754 and the church was rebuilt in 1846.

 

The Maypole stands in Church Street and is a rare survival.The Tradition of the Maypole goes back to the 17th century and May Day continues to be celebrated by the village.