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Saxilby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Saxilby, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire. The village stands near the rivulet Till and the Fosse Dyke Navigation, 6 miles WNW of Lincoln, and has a station on the Spalding and Doncaster section of the G.N. and G.E. Joint railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Lincoln. The parish contains also the hamlets of North Ingleby and South Ingleby, sometimes called High and Low Ingleby, and comprises 4432 acres; population, 1092. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. Wharves for coal and corn are on the Fosse Dyke, and there is a chemical manure factory. There is a Roman barrow within the parish. The living is a vicarage, united with Ingleby, in the diocese of Lincoln; joint net value, £105 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of a double chancel, nave, N aisle, and an embattled western tower. There are a mission church and Free Methodist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictWest Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN1
Post TownLincoln