Silk Willoughby is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2 miles (3 km) south from Sleaford.
The village had a total resident population of 282 in 129 households at the time of the 2001 census. There are a number of council and rented properties within the village in addition to owner-occupied housing, both old and new. There are several listed buildings including a Manor House and a former rectory.
The parish of Silk Willoughby comprises approximately 2,500 acres (10 km2) of arable and grazing land. The ecclesiastical parish is part of the benefice of Quarrington and Old Sleaford.
The parish church is dedicated to St Denis. The modern diocesan records use the name "St Denis"' for the church, but the National Monuments Record shows it as "St Denys". St Denis or Denys are alternative spellings for the same person. The nearby church in Sleaford uses the Denys spelling.
Silk Willoughby won the 2007 Best Kept Village award.
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