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

Decorated Festive Door Competition

Published: 16 Nov 23

This year Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council is holding a competition for the best festively decorated front door, so send us a photo of yours! The door must be on your own home, be visible from the public highway and the photo must have been taken between 1st and 15th December 2023. Judges will shortlist from the photographs submitted and judging will take place on the 18th December 2023 after the competition closes. Entry is FREE - The Winner will receive a Christmas Hamper delivered to their address by the 22nd December 2023. Judging will take place on Monday 18th December 2023. Please return entry forms with a colour printed or scanned photograph of your front door to The Parish Office, 7 Lincoln Road, Welton, LN2 3HZ or email to clerk@welton-by-lincoln-pc.gov.uk no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 15th December 2023. An application form can be found in the November issue of the Welton News. Read More...

Tree Lighting & Christmas Market

Published: 16 Nov 23

Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council invites you to join us on Sunday 3rd December 2023 from 3.00 – 6.00pm when the Christmas tree lights will be switched on at 4.30pm by Gemma Dawson from Look North and the Star on St Mary’s Church will be lit. Festive music will be provided by the Lincoln City Brass Band. Santa will be in his Grotto (on a first come, first served basis). Stalls – Crafts, Food, Games and many more. Children’s Fairground Ride. Balloon Twisting and Carol Singing. Mulled Wine and Mince Pies (Courtesy of the Parish Council) will be served from 3.00pm (on a first come, first served basis). Read More...

Farmers & Craft Market

Published: 13 Nov 23

The next market is on Thursday 14th December 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...