Aby, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire, 2 miles S from Aby station on the G.N.R., and 3 NW of Alford. Post town, Alford, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1493; population, 315. The hamlet of Greenfield is included. The living is a vicarage, united to the rectory of Belleau, in the diocese of Lincoln. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A Cistercian nunnery was founded here about 1150, but all remains have long since disappeared.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Aby All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Louth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of Aby are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lincolnshire papers online:
- Grantham Journal
- Grimsby Daily Telegraph
- Lincolnshire Chronicle
- Lincolnshire Echo
- Lincolnshire Free Press
- Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser
- Stamford Mercury