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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

Administration

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 
HundredHill 
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:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1657-1911 1661-18381657-1911

Churches

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:


Maps

Online maps of Ashby Puerorum are available from a number of sites:


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
CountyLincolnshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtLN9
Post TownHorncastle