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For the three-letter acronym and other uses, see ABY.
Aby is located in Lincolnshire
 Aby shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF413783
   – London 120 mi (190 km)  S
Civil parish Aby with Greenfield
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alford
Postcode district LN13
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle (UK Parliament constituency)
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Coordinates: 53°16′59″N 0°07′05″E / 53.283044°N 0.118016°E / 53.283044; 0.118016

Aby is a village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 30 miles (48 km) east from the city and county town of Lincoln, and 8 miles (13 km) south-east from Louth. Aby is part of the civil parish of Aby with Greenfield (where the population is included).


The village's name is of Old Norse origin, and means "village on a river" (Old Norse á, river, and býr, village). The villages of Åby in Sweden and Aaby in Denmark have names of identical origin and meaning.

Old Gatehouse

Aby’s 13th-century All Saints Church fell into disrepair and was demolished by Sir Henry Vane in 1660. The stone was removed to Belleau for use on the Manor House. In 1888 a pitch pine Chapel was erected on the original site, but all that remains today is the churchyard.[1]

Aby railway station opened in neighbouring Claythorpe in 1848, and closed in 1961.[2]

Before the railway line was closed, the village had the distinction of the shortest signal box name on the British network.

The Wesleyan Methodists built a red brick chapel in Aby in 1895. It later closed[3] and is now the Village Hall.[1]

Aby's public house is The Railway Tavern.[1]

There are no schools in the village; the Aby CofE Primary School, which opened in 1852[1] was closed in 2009.[4] There are seven schools in surrounding Withern, Alford, Well, Willoughby, and Stewton.


Five miles south of Aby in Alford, there is the Alford Manor House Museum.[5] The Claythorpe Watermill and Wildfowl Gardens[6] are in Claythorpe, less than a mile away. Church Farm Museum is located in nearby Skegness.[7] Bolingbroke Castle is also nearby in Old Bolingbroke.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d "Village Life". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Aby Station". PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wesleyan Methodist Chapel". PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "GENUKI: Aby". www.genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Alford Manor House Museum". ukvillages.co.uk. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Claythorpe Watermill and Windfowl Gardens". ukvillages.co.uk. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Church Farm Museum". ukvillages.co.uk. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Bolingbroke Castle". ukvillages.co.uk. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 

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