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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Lincolnshire
Ecclesiastical parish Aby All Saints
Hundred Calceworth
Poor Law union Louth

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Church Records

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1651-1719 1663-16951654-1725

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