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Sotby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Sotby, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire, 8 miles NNW of Horncastle, and 3 SW from East Bartwith station on the Louth and Lincoln branch of the G.N.R. Post town and money order office, Wragby; telegraph office, South Willingham. Acreage, 1646; population, 166. The manor belongs to Captain R. C. De Grey Vyner. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £224 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, which was restored and partly rebuilt in 1859, is a small building of stone in the Early English and Norman styles, consisting of chancel and nave, with an open belfry. The remains of some very ancient mural paintings were discovered on the splays of the chancel windows during the restoration.

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 parishSotby St. Peter 
Poor Law unionHorncastle 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictEast Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN8
Post TownMarket Rasen