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

Farmers & Craft Market

Published: 15 Sep 23

The next market is on Thursday 12th October 2023 from 9.00am - 12.00pm at Welton Village Hall and then the 2nd Thursday of every month. Lots of Craft and food stalls inside the hall and outside in the car park. Read More...

Library & Community Hub

Published: 15 Sep 23

Tuesday 19th September at 2.00pm is our next Community Hub Event with a talk by Emma Sheardown, Lincolnshire's Para World & European Dressage Champion. Come and have coffee and a cake on Monday 25th September from 2.00-3.30pm and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Tombola prizes can be dropped into the Parish Office or library during opening hours. Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 15 Sep 23

The Parish Council is currently re-writing Welton’s Neighbourhood Plan and is holding the following Consultation Events in Welton Village Hall on Wednesday 20th September 2023 from 5.00 – 7.00pm and Saturday 14th October 2023 from 10.00am – 12.00pm Come along and speak to a member of the Working Group who will be there to answer your questions. IT IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY! Read More...