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Loveden is a Deanery of the Diocese of Lincoln, England,[1] and a former Wapentake.[2]

Loveden Hill, alleged meeting place of the wapentake
Loveden Hill, alleged meeting place of the wapentake
Loveden is located in Lincolnshire
Location in Lincolnshire, north of Grantham and west of Sleaford
Coordinates: 53°02′N 0°39′W / 53.03°N 0.65°W / 53.03; -0.65Coordinates: 53°02′N 0°39′W / 53.03°N 0.65°W / 53.03; -0.65
OS grid referenceSK9048
DioceseDiocese of Lincoln Edit this at Wikidata

Loveden is located broadly to the North of Grantham and includes the villages from Long Bennington in the west to Culverthorpe in the east, and from Welby in the south as far north as Welbourn. Brandon is roughly in the centre.

Loveden Hill is locally supposed[3] to be the meeting place for the early Wapentake summons, and is the site of both Roman and extensive Anglo-Saxon archaeology[4]

The name is used for an STD telephone exchange, code 01400.


  1. ^ "Deanery details on Diocese web site".
  2. ^ "Notes about the wapentake from 'Introduction: Lost vills and other forgotten places', Final Concords of the County of Lincoln: 1244-1272 (1920), ed:C.W. Foster, pp. L-LXV".
  3. ^ "parish web site, mentioning use of Loveden Hill".
  4. ^ "National Monument record for urn burials etc. on Loveden Hill".

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