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   – London 95 mi (153 km)  SSE
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Grantham
Postcode district NG32
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford (UK Parliament constituency)
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Wyville with Hungerton, or Hungerton-cum-Wyville is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, and situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Grantham The whole parish covers about 1,670 acres (6.8 km2).

The village is an ecclesiastical parish of the Harlaxton Group of the Grantham Deanery in the Diocese of Lincoln. The incumbent is Rev Keith Hanson.[1][2]



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Wyville is a small hamlet consisting mainly of a collection of farm buildings and a 19th-century church.

A small spring runs to the south of the hamlet, toward the Cringle Stream at Stoke Rochford, an early tributary of the River Witham.[3]


Hungerton Hall

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Hungerton is a small hamlet set about a half mile northwest of Wyville. Hungerton has been the population centre of the parish in recent centuries.


Both villages are listed in the Domesday Book, and at the time of the survey were larger than today.[4][5]
St Catherine has long been associated with Wyville. Ancient stone coffins have been found on what may have been the site of the original church.[6] The present church was built in 1858.[6][7]

In 1848 Samuel Lewis described the parish as:

"WYVILL, a parish, in the union of Grantham, wapentake of Loveden, parts of Kesteven, county of Lincoln, 6 miles (N. W.) from Colsterworth; containing, with Hungerton, 137 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, with that of Hungerton united; net income, £35; patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is in ruins, and the inhabitants attend that at Harlaxton."[8]

A few years later John Marius Wilson said of the parish:

"WYVILLE-WITH-HUNGERTON, a parish in Grantham district, Lincoln; 3½ miles W by S of Great Ponton r. station, and 5 SSW of Grantham. Post town, Colsterworth, under Grantham. Acres, 1,670. Real property, £1,840. Pop., 155. Houses, 28. The living is a double rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £35. Patron, the Bishop of L. The church was built in 1858."[7]


  1. "ecclesiastical parish details".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Web site of Harlaxton group of parishes, including parish magazine".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Sheet 130 Grantham:Sleaford & Bourne (Map) (C2- ed.). 1:50000. OSGB. ISBN 978-0-319-22929-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>SK884291
  4. "National Monument record for early history of Wyville".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "National Monument record for shrunken medieval village of Hungerton".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 "National Monument Record for ancient stone coffins".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 Wilson, John Marius, ed. (1872). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Lewis, Samuel, ed. (1848). A Topographical Dictionary of England. London: Samuel Lewis & Co. pp. 703–707 'Wyke - Wyvill'.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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