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Saxilby and District History Group


Saxilby with Ingleby is situated seven miles west of the city of Lincoln, UK. A modern, expanding village with an ancient heart, the village stands on the banks of the Roman Foss Canal.


The very attractive canal side has recently been refurbished with new picnic tables, information boards and 72 hour moorings for passing pleasure craft.


The local church of St. Botolph dates from the 11th century and is well worth a visit.


In addition to the attractions of nearby towns, the immediate area boasts many attractive villages including the deserted medieval village of Ingleby, one of England’s oldest churches at Stow, the Bransby Home of Rest for Horses, and the Elizabethan Doddington Hall.

Saxilby’s history group was formed in 2000 and now has over 100 members.


We hold regular meetings in the village hall where everyone is made very welcome whether a member or not.  Trips are also arranged twice a year.


Guided walks for groups can also be arranged.


Our archive of photos, ‘The John Wilson Collection’, and information on Saxilby and the surrounding area has grown over the years, and when asked, we endeavour to help with research whenever possible.


In 2005 we published a book on Saxilby’s history which includes many photos.  This has proved very popular and we have sold over 1000 copies.


A new book , ‘Saxilby Past and Present - A Century of Change’, was published in 2009.


The Olympic Torch passed through the village on  28 June 2012. We have commissioned a film of the event, which is now available.