Welcome to the South Witham Archaeological Group (SWAG)

SWAG was set up at the beginning of 1998. One of the main aims of the group is to make people aware of the Templars site, situated to the north of the village. To the more uninitiated of us this would involve explaining what the Templars site is, who the Knights Templars were, and the importance of this site to the village (and surrounding villages).

A longer term aim is to encompass all aspects of the village, to build on what we have within the parish of South Witham and encourage all villagers to appreciate and look after what we have. There are a number of historical buildings - not only the church - dating back to the 16/17th century (and which may contain building materials that were once part of the Templars buildings), areas of wildlife interest, and plenty of facilities to encourage groups and activities for all to join in. Since our formation the report on the 1965-68 dig has been published. The group has been active producing several Local History books and CDs.

  1. South Witham Old and New
  2. South Witham Stone Age to Space Age
  3. South Witham in the Grantham Journal Vol I 1854 -1890
  4. The Knights Templar at South Witham
  5. The Knights Templar at South Witham CD
  6. The Knights Templar Inquest 1185 CD
  7. The History of the Parish of North Witham and Lobthorpe
  8. Postcards of the Withams (40 reproduction postcards of North and South Witham)