Potterhanworth Village

Potterhanworth Village


Potterhanworth is a small village situated 7 miles to the south east of Lincoln, just off the main B1188 Lincoln to Sleaford road.  Population of the village is around 700 people.

Potterhanworth occupies a position where the Lincoln heath to the west merges with the fens of the Witham Valley and lies close to the Roman Car Dyke.

There was a settlement on the existing village site during Roman times.  The village was named Haneworde in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book, but by 1254 it had become Hanesworth, from the Old English “Hana’s” meaning farmstead.  The prefix Potter appeared in 1334 and related to the medieval pottery which existed at the time.  For several centuries the village name was Potter Hanworth and remained so until the 1950’s, when the two words were joined together in its current form.

Potterhanworth has a primary school situated in the centre of the village. Also in the centre of the village is St Andrew’s Church and the village Memorial Hall.  For a village of its size, Potterhanworth benefits from good sporting and recreational facilities.  The village has a large Parish Council maintained playing field, with a play park, skateboard park and tennis courts. There is also  a newly refurbished sports pavilion with modern catering facilities.


Potterhanworth has two small village greens. On one there stands a village sign and on the other the War Memorial.

Potterhanworth war memorial

War Memorial

Potterhanworth was voted  Best Kept Village in Lincolnshire (Class II) in 2007, an achievement the residents and Parish Council are extremely proud of.

There are many good walks in the area, and Potterhanworth features on the Spires and Steeples Arts and Heritage trail, a waymarked walk from Lincoln Cathedral to St Deny’s Church in Sleaford.