Ashby St Mary
|Ashby St Mary|
St Mary, Ashby St Mary
Ashby St Mary shown within Norfolk
|Area||2.03 km2 (0.78 sq mi)|
|– density||146/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Ashby St Mary is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The civil parish has an area of 2.03 square kilometres (0.78 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 297 in 115 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk.
The village is situated 7 1⁄2 miles (12.1 km) south-east of Norwich and 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Thurton, with Claxton (to the north), Hellington (to the west) and Carleton St Peter (to the east) all lying a similar distance away. The church has a high tower, a long, low nave, and an impressive Norman door. A tombstone in the graveyard depicts a lady with geese; this much-photographed carving is repeated on the village sign, which was commissioned in 2000 to celebrate the millennium. It also depicts a windmill which stood in the village until at least 1916.
The Church was used in October 2010 by Music composer Jamie Robertson who along with the Poringland Singers Choir recorded an incidental soundtrack to the Big Finish Productions story * Doctor Who Relative Dimensions (with Paul McGann Jake McGann Carole Ann Ford Niky Wardley
- Ashby St Mary parish information [South Norfolk Council]
- Ashby St Mary
- Ashby St Mary Parish Council
- "The Domesday Book Index". Haughton.net. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
- Media related to Ashby St Mary at Wikimedia Commons
- Information from Genuki Norfolk on Ashby St Mary.
- Ashby St Mary Parish Council Website The Official Website of Ashby St Mary Parish Council
- Ashby St Mary church
- Ashby windmill
- Ashby [St Mary] in the Domesday Book
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