is a hamlet
in the parish
of Colsterworth, in the English county
, best known as the birthplace of the scientist, philosopher, alchemist, and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton
. It is not to be confused with the village of Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, generally known just as Woolsthorpe
, which is also in Lincolnshire but about 8 miles
(13 kilometres) to the north-west.
Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth is 100 miles (170 km) north of London, and 1 mile (2 km) west of the A1 (a major road once called the Great North Road). It is close to the borders with the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland.