Asterby

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Coordinates: 53°17′48″N 0°06′17″W / 53.29658700°N 0.10467522°W / 53.29658700; -0.10467522

Asterby
St Peter's Church Asterby - geograph.org.uk - 44351.jpg
St Peters church, Asterby
Asterby is located in Lincolnshire
Asterby
Asterby
 Asterby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 103 (2001)
OS grid reference TF264794
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Louth
Postcode district LN11
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Asterby is a hamlet between Goulceby and Scamblesby, west of Louth, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The civil parish of Asterby had a population of 103 according to the 2001 census.

Asterby was listed in Domesday Book of 1086, when it had 18 households and 120 acres of meadow.[1] Three old human skeletons and a dagger were dug up in 1821 in a field near the church.[2][3]

Asterby church, which was dedicated to St Peter, is no longer open to the public, having been sold into private ownership. The churchyard burial ground is open to the public, and is used for local burials. It dates from the 14th century, with later alterations.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asterby". Domesday Map. Anna Powell Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Asterby DMV". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Human remains and dagger, Asterby". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "St Peters Church, Asterby". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 

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