Church of St Lawrence, Aylesby
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Aylesby is a village and civil parish in North East Lincolnshire, England. It is situated near the A18 road, approximately 4 miles (6 km) west from Cleethorpes and north of Laceby. The population at the 2001 census was 135, increasing to 155 at the 2011 Census.
The village's name in 1086 was Alesbi, and A.D Mills in A Dictionary of British Place Names, gives its meaning as a 'Farmstead or village of a man called Áli’.
A Post mill in Aylesby was operated by the Cistercians of Meaux Abbey, East Riding of Yorkshire, during the Middle Ages. Around 1300, the Cistercians gave the mill to the Austin Canons of Wellow Abbey, Grimsby.
St Lawrence's Church
Aylesby Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Lawrence. It has a Decorative chancel and Perpendicular tower. Its arcades to the nave, with circular bench tables around the piers, and font, are Early English. Simon de Luda was appointed rector in 1278 and, after his death, in early 1306, he was buried near the south door of the church. In the pavement of the church is a slab to rector John Martin (d. 1352). The pews were hand crafted in 1759 by James Harrison of Middle Rasen, brother of clockmaker John Harrison. The church is surrounded by large sycamore trees.
From the mid-1700s, the manor farm was known for its English Leicester sheep. In 1848, the farm was purchased by William Torr and, under his management, 'the Aylesby flocks and herds were sent to all parts of the United Kingdom and to the continent, the colonies, and even Japan'.
The village lies in a small vale. At each side of Aylesby are two farms: one to the east on the road to Great Coates, the other to the west on Nooking Lane; both farms cover the countryside surrounding the village. Towards the east fields give way to the fishing port of Grimsby; towards the west arable land rises to the Lincolnshire Wolds.
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