Photograph of Washingborough village sign


Washingborough village is located approximately three miles south east of the city of Lincoln, on the lower slopes of the Lincoln Edge, just above the flood level of the River Witham.

Archaeological evidence suggests that Washingborough may date back to the Bronze Age and, being located at the start of the Car Dyke, it was an important village in Roman times.  An information board is located on the east of the playing field giving more details about this drainage channel.  

Through the Middle Ages and up to the 19th Century the village changed very little.  Population increased dramatically in the first half of the 1900s and has remained relatively static since.  

The village trail runs through Washingborough's historic core and leaflets detailing the route and history of the area are available from the Civic Office.