Navenby in 1839
Navenby is in the hundred of Boothby Graffo, parts of Kesteven, on the road from Grantham to Lincoln, 124 miles from London. The church is partly of Early English and partly of Decorated English architecture. The windows of the chancel are very fine specimens of Decorated character, particularly the east window, the mullions and tracery of which are remarkably graceful. The parish comprehends 2,110 acres, with a population, in 1831, of 778, above half agricultural. The market, formerly held on Thursday, has fallen into disuse. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Lincoln, of the clear yearly value of £588, with a glebe-house. There were in 1833 two dame-schools, with 18 children ; two day-schools, with 25 children ; and one endowed day and Sunday school, with 109 children in the week and 166 on Sunday.