Welcome to Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council

Village Signs with flowers

Welcome to the village of Welton-by-Lincoln website. It provides practical information on the local community and its services and facilities. The current population is around 6000 residing in approximately 2000 homes. The village is situated six miles north-east of Lincoln. Visitors will be struck by the large number of new houses and estates at the outskirts of the village, but it still retains its earlier stone-built centre, clustered around the tree-filled village green. Here you will find the St Mary's Church, Methodist Chapel, the Black Bull pub, shops including a Co-op food store and health centre.

The very name ‘Welton’ reveals something of the antiquity of this village. It is possible there was a Roman farmstead in the area and fragments of pottery from that period have been found. However, the suffix ‘ton’ is a Saxon term for an enclosure and ‘Wel’ is from the Anglo Saxon ‘wella’, a place of springing or bubbling waters, hence the name Welton. The village remained famous for its wells right into the twentieth century and there may have been several such ‘enclosures by the well’ in Lincolnshire. The County also has Welton-in-the-Marsh and Welton-le-Wold, but this particular settlement was distinguished by being known as Welton-by-Lincoln.

Today Welton-by-Lincoln is a self-sufficient village with lots of clubs and organisations for people of all ages. It has a very active Twinning Association maintaining links with Moncé en Belin in France and not only is this marked through one of the road names in the village – an Avenue de Welton exists in the twin village – there is also a French post box on the wall of the Parish Council office. Despite the great changes which have taken place, Welton-by-Lincoln is still a peaceful village, popular with families whose children can complete their education without moving away and equally popular with retired people who enjoy all that it has to offer.

Latest News

Community Speed Watch

Published: 31 Mar 23

In completing the village questionnaire it has been mentioned on numerous occasions that you want to see speeding traffic reduced in the village and if you are able to volunteer an hour a week/month, please contact the Parish Office - we can only do this with your help? Read More...

Farmers & Craft Market

Published: 31 Mar 23

The next one is on Thursday 13th April 2023 from 9.00am - 12.00pm at Welton Village Hall and then the 2nd Thursday of every month. There will be no market in MAY. Read More...

Library & Community Hub

Published: 31 Mar 23

Children's Craft Afternoon Monday 3rd April from 2.00 - 4.00pm All children must be accompanied Community Hub Event Tuesday 18th April at 2.00pm Richard Quirk presenting a talk on The Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard Refreshments available and a retiring collection will be made Book Sale Saturday 22nd April from 10.00am - 12.00pm Book Chat Tuesday 25th April at 10.30am See the Library page for more information. Read More...