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: 16 Jan 23

The next one is on Thursday 9th February 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: 16 Jan 23

On Tuesday 21st February at 10.30am we are holding another Book Chat (not a book club). The next Community Hub event will be on Tuesday 28th February at 2.00pm when Hazel Barnard will present "A Chicken and Egg Story: How Local Villages Helped in World War 1"; refreshments will be available to purchase. See the Library page for more information. Read More...

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Published: 16 Jan 23

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