The village of Allington, Lincolnshire lies five miles north-west of Grantham and ten miles south-east of Newark. The village’s history goes back to the very earliest Anglo-Saxon settlements. Unfortunately little is known about the Saxon village except that it became Christian and was sufficiently prosperous to have a stone church on the site of the present one dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Stones bearing Saxon carvings were found early in the twentieth century.
One of the oldest parts of the village is the Green with its Cross, and the Salt Well on Sedgebrook Road. There has been a Cross on the Green since the early parts of the 15th Century. Early documents date the Salt Well to the early 13th century.
Present day Allington has the popular Welby Arms pub, a village hall, a post office and Allington with Sedgebrook Primary School. One of the village’s most notable buildings is the Old Manor House, whose 17th century Dutch gables can be seen from the village green.