Aunsby and Dembleby

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Aunsby and Dembleby
Aunsby and Dembleby UK parish locator map.svg
Population125 (2001)
OS grid referenceTF041382
• London100 mi (160 km) S
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Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSleaford
Postcode districtNG34
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Aunsby and Dembleby is a civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 125. The parish includes Aunsby and Dembleby, which were separate parishes until 1931, and the hamlet of Scott Willoughby.

The three ecclesiastical parishes are part of the Parish of South Lafford in the Lafford Deanery, Diocese of Lincoln. The incumbent is the Rev'd Nick Munday.[1][2][3]

Aunsby[edit]

52°56′13″N 0°26′48″W / 52.93694°N 0.44667°W / 52.93694; -0.44667 (Aunsby)

Aunsby: the church of St. Thomas

Aunsby lies just north and west off the point where the A15 crosses the A52. Its church, dedicated to St Thomas Of Canterbury, is a mixture of Norman and Perpendicular styles of architecture. It was repaired and rebuilt in 1861.[4]

In the Domesday survey the village is called "Ounesbi".

The ecclesiastical parish is South Lafford.[1]

Dembleby[edit]

52°55′42″N 0°27′21″W / 52.92833°N 0.45583°W / 52.92833; -0.45583 (Dembleby)

Dembleby: St Lucia's church

Dembleby appears in the Domesday survey three times, as "Denbelbi", "Delbebi" and "Dembelbi". The parish was in the ancient Aswardhurn Wapentake.

St Lucia's Church is a foundation of unknown age, originally built in Early English style. The old church was taken down in 1867. The new church was built upon a better site in Norman style. The vestry in the current church was re-erected from the old church.[5]

The new church was consecrated in January, 1868

The ecclesiastical parish is South Lafford.[2]

To the west is the woodland of Dembleby Thorns.[6]

Scott Willoughby[edit]

52°55′31″N 0°26′02″W / 52.92528°N 0.43389°W / 52.92528; -0.43389 (Scott Willoughby)

Countryside at Scott Willoughby

Scott Willoughby is a small hamlet situated less than 1 mile (1.6 km) south-east from Aunsby. It has the smallest church that remains in use in the county. It was built in 1826, although there may have been an earlier church on the site.[7]

The ecclesiastical parish is South Lafford.[3]

The population of Scott Willoughby has rapidly declined over the past 200 years, with few houses remaining in the hamlet; despite this the post-box is still used.

Lost villages[edit]

Several abandoned medieval villages are known in the wider area.

Businesses[edit]

All employment in the parish is agricultural.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aunsby D C C". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Dembleby D C C". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Scot Willoughby D C C". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Thomas a Becket (348686)". PastScape. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b Historic England. "Dembelby (348675)". PastScape. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  6. ^ Bourne & Heckington: Billingborough & Morton (Map). 1:25000. OS Explorer Map. OSGB. 3 April 2006. § 278. ISBN 978-0-319-23811-0. Dembleby Thorns TF025383
  7. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (348602)". PastScape. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Scott Willoughby (348624)". PastScape. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  9. ^ Historic England. "Crofton (348963)". PastScape. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  10. ^ Bourne & Heckington: Billingborough & Morton (Map). 1:25000. OS Explorer Map. OSGB. 3 April 2006. § 278. ISBN 978-0-319-23811-0. Crofton TF055402

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