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Ashby Puerorum, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Ashby-Puerorum, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire, on the Wolds, 4½ miles ENE of Horncastle station on the G.N.R. The parish includes the hamlets of Stainsby and Holbeck, and its post town and telegraph office is Horncastle; money order office, Tetford. Acreage, 1631; population, 121. An estate was bequeathed to the Lincoln chorister boys, and this is alluded to in the distinctive name Puerorum. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net yearly value, £141. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The church is a small antique structure, with a massive tower, and is in very good condition.

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


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

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAshby-Puerorum St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionHorncastle 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Archives, have the following parish records online for Ashby Puerorum:

1657-1911 1661-18381657-1911


Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Norman and Early English styles, the windows being Perpendicular: it consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a tower, with pinnacles, containing 2 bells: about 1850 it underwent extensive repairs, at a cost of nearly £300, raised by a rate and private subscription; it was last restored about 1878: in the church is a brass with effigies, executed c. 1560, to Richard Lytleburye esq. of Stanesbye, ob. 1521, and to his wife, Elizabeth (Jenney), ob. 1523: there is another brass with effigies of a man, his wife and ten children, possibly of the same family, and there is a fine incised slab in the chancel: there are 76 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ashby Puerorum from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Parochial History

On Aug. 8, 1901, the ecclesiastical parishes of Greetham and Ashby Puerorum were united by Order in Council.

DistrictEast Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN9
Post TownHorncastle