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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Navenby

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Navenby lies 8 miles (13 km) south from the county town of Lincoln and 9 miles (14 km) north-northwest from Sleaford. It is a dormitory village for Lincoln and is part of the North Kesteven local government district. A Bronze Age cemetery and the remains of an Iron Age settlement have been discovered in the village. When you visit Navenby, Walkfo brings Navenby places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Navenby Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Navenby

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With 7 audio plaques & Navenby places for you to explore in the Navenby area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Navenby places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Navenby history

Early history

Archaeological investigations around Navenby indicate the area has been occupied since at least the British Bronze Age, about 600 BC. Archaeological finds include parts of shops and houses that would have fronted onto Ermine Street, down which Roman armies marched to and from the Legionary Fortress at Lincoln. The present name is derived from the Old Norse Nafni+by, which means “farmstead or village of a man called Nafn”

Middle Ages

Navenby became a market town after receiving a charter from Edward the Confessor in the 11th century. The charter was renewed by William Rufus, Edward III, and Richard II. The wide main street, down which farmers once drove their sheep to market, is lasting evidence of its market town status.

19th century

Navenby 19th century photo

When the market closed in the early 19th century Navenby lost its status as a market town, and once again became an agricultural village. The Penny Cyclopaedia of 1839, published by The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, described the village in this way.

Modern history

Wellingore Heath was opened on land bordering Navenby in 1917 to provide a base for the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. T. E. Lawrence was stationed at nearby RAF Cranwell just after the war, in 1926, where he wrote a revised version of his Seven Pillars Of Wisdom.

Navenby landmarks

The centre of Navenby village is a designated conservation area. Many of the stone and brick-built houses date back hundreds of years. More than 20 of the properties have listed building status.

Mrs Smith’s Cottage

Mrs Smith’s Cottage is a mid-19th century Grade II listed building made from early Victorian red bricks. The cottage is named after its last resident, Mrs Hilda Smith, who lived there until 1995, when she was 102 years old. Today the cottage is run as a museum, granted permission for use as such in March 2000.

St Peter’s Church

Grade I listed Church of England parish church in Navenby is dedicated to Saint Peter. It is difficult to date the building as it has a mishmash of styles, although its origins are probably 13th century. St Peter’s is made up of three parts, including a mid-19th-century west tower which replaced the original in 1859–60.

Navenby geography / climate


Navenby Topography photo

The civil parish of Navenby straddles the old Roman Ermine Street, known locally as High Dyke. The road runs between the neighbouring villages of Boothby Graffoe and Wellingore and covers more than 2,100 acres (850 ha) The Viking Way, a 147-mile (237 km) footpath between the Humber Bridge in North Lincolnshire and Oakham in Rutland, also passes through the village.

Housing, streets and nearby places

Navenby Housing, streets and nearby places photo

In 2004, the average house price in Navenby, North Kesteven, rose by 8.2% to £163,186. In 1999 the average was £60,000, according to Land Registry. More than a dozen houses, pubs and other buildings have been granted listed status.


Lincolnshire – and Navenby – are slightly warmer and sunnier in the summer and colder in the winter. The area is one of the driest places to live in the UK, receiving less than 2 ft (610 mm) of rain per year.

Why visit Navenby with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Navenby PlacesYou can visit Navenby places with Walkfo Navenby to hear history at Navenby’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Navenby has 7 places to visit in our interactive Navenby map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Navenby, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Navenby places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Navenby & the surrounding areas.

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Best Navenby places to visit

Navenby has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Navenby’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Navenby’s information audio spots:

Navenby photo Coleby, North Kesteven
Coleby is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. It is situated on the A607, and approximately 6 miles south from the city and county town of Lincoln.

Visit Navenby plaques

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Navenby has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Navenby plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Navenby using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Navenby plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.