Boothby Pagnell

Boothby Pagnell is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population is now included in the civil parish of Bitchfield and Bassingthorpe.

Boothby Pagnell
Church of St Andrew, Boothby Pagnell, Lincolnshire, England - lych gate.jpg
Lychgate of St Andrew's Church
Boothby Pagnell is located in Lincolnshire
Boothby Pagnell
Boothby Pagnell
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK971308
• London90 mi (140 km) S
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrantham
Postcode districtNG33
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°52′00″N 0°33′29″W / 52.866770°N 0.558159°W / 52.866770; -0.558159Coordinates: 52°52′00″N 0°33′29″W / 52.866770°N 0.558159°W / 52.866770; -0.558159


The Norman manor house

The village lay in the historical wapentake of Winnibriggs and Threo.[1]

Boothby Pagnell has a Grade I listed[2] surviving fragment of a medieval manor house, in the Norman style, dating from around 1200 AD.[3][4]

The village was a small community, its population in 1086 being just 19. It has archeological remains at 'Cooks Close', a field west of the church, which is chiefly of medieval housing that seems to have fallen into disuse and dereliction by the 14th century, possibly as a result of the desertion of the workforce in the aftermath of the Black Death.[citation needed]

John de Bothby, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, was born here about 1320 and took his name from the village.

Isaac NewtonEdit

Although his uncle William Ayscough, the brother of Hannah Ayscough, was vicar of nearby Burton Coggles, during his time of discovery[further explanation needed] in 1666–67, Newton spent some time in the summer at the rectory of Boothby Pagnell, which had a considerable orchard. The vicar was the Trinity College Fellow Humphrey Babington, the brother of Katherine Babington. She was a friend of Hannah Ayscough and the wife of William Clark, the owner of the house at which Newton lodged in Grantham while at school.[citation needed]

In his memoirs, Newton noted that he worked on Fluxions (which became differential calculus) at Babington's rectory, and also calculated the area under a hyperbola (involving integral calculus).[citation needed]


The village is just north of Bitchfield and south of Old Somerby on the B1176 and approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-east from Grantham. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 150. Boothby Pagnell forms the most western point of 'The Ropsley Triangle', which denotes the general area between Ropsley, Boothby Pagnell and Ingoldsby.

Ecclesiastical parishEdit

The local authority, and the Ordnance Survey, spell the village "Boothby Pagnell".[5] The Diocese of Lincoln spells the PCC as "Boothby Pagnall".[6]

The ecclesiastical parish is part of The North Beltisloe Group of parishes in the Deanery of Beltisloe.[6] From 2006 to 2011 the incumbent was Revd Richard Ireson.[7]

Boothby Pagnell Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Andrew[8] Restored in 1896, it has a Norman tower, font and nave arcades.[9] It also has a canonical sundial on the south wall.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Winnibriggs and Threo Wap"[permanent dead link], A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 16 March 2012
  2. ^ Historic England. "Boothby Manor House (1360056)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  3. ^ Service, Alastair (1982). Anglo-Saxon and Norman : A guide and Gazetteer. The Buildings of Britain. ISBN 0-09-150130-X.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Boothby Hall (325707)". PastScape. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Boothby Pagnell Parish Council".
  6. ^ a b "Boothby Pagnall P C C". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011.
  7. ^ "North Beltisloe Group Council Report for PCC AGMs."; PDF download required. Retrieved 14 May 2012
  8. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (1062868)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  9. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 68; Methuen & Co. Ltd.

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