Salmonby is both a village and a parish in the Lincolnshire Wolds, 5.5 miles northeast of Horncastle, 10 miles south of Louth and 8 miles northwest of Spilsby. Tetford parish lies to the northeast and Somersby parish to the south. The parish covers only about 1,000 acres.

An upper palaeolithic core (a piece of flint which has been repeatedly used to flake material from, in order to make flint tools) was found near Salmonby . The core was in good condition and has much good quality usable material, suggesting that it was probably lost rather than discarded, and has been dated at 50,000 - 10,000 years old. The find is very exciting because only one other core of this type has ever been found.


The parish was a source of blue phosphate of iron and a great deal of iron oxide ore.

The parish contains a chalybeate spring, whose waters eventually join the Steeping River near Spilsby.


Tetford lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, which are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, running from Louth in the north, to Horncastle in the south.


The church is dedicated to St Olave.

The church is no longer standing, and has been gone from the graveyard for at least 25 years


The only pub is the Cross Keys Inn & Plates Restaurant.

There is also a local picnic spot which has some faces carved into the local sandstone cliff wall, of unknown origin or age.

Tetford and Salmonby Scarecrow Festival

Tetford and its neighbour Salmonby hold an annual Scarecrow Festival. Households build impressive scarecrows and display them outside their houses during May every year. The scarecrows are modelled on TV and films persons, historic figures, contemporary figures and fictional icons.

It is largely dedicated to raising funds for the 14th Church however, part of the proceeds of the weekend are shared with other local charitable organisations in the village. The Scarecrow Trail is just over one mile.

External links

* [ East Lindsey District Council website]

* [ Salmonby and Tetford Scarecrow Festival]

* [ Salmonby sandstone sculptures]

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