Aby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Lincolnshire
Hundred Calceworth
Poor Law union Louth

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Aby (All Saints) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

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