Ashby, Suffolk

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St Mary's church, Ashby, Suffolk - - 1507383.jpg
St Mary's parish church seen from the southwest
Ashby is located in Suffolk
Ashby shown within Suffolk
OS grid referenceTM488996
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLowestoft
Postcode districtNR32
Dialling code01502
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
WebsiteASH Villages
List of places
52°31′55″N 1°40′08″E / 52.532°N 1.669°E / 52.532; 1.669Coordinates: 52°31′55″N 1°40′08″E / 52.532°N 1.669°E / 52.532; 1.669

Ashby is a hamlet in Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet civil parish, in the Waveney district, in the county of Suffolk, England, about 5 12 miles (9 km) northwest of Lowestoft. The hamlet is near the county boundary with Norfolk and about 5 12 miles (9 km) south-southwest of Great Yarmouth.

The Church of England parish church of St Mary is about 12 mile (800 m) south of the hamlet. The church is built of local flint, with a small amount of red brick for quoins and repairs. The roof of the nave and chancel is thatched.

The oldest part of the building is the Purbeck Marble Norman baptismal font, which is 12th- or 13th-century. The nave and chancel of the church are 13th-century. The church has an octagonal west tower that was rebuilt probably early in the 16th century. The church is a Grade I listed building.[1]


  1. ^ Historic England, "Church of St Mary  (Grade I) (1352636)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 19 October 2017

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