From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Signpost in Carlby

Carlby is a small village/parish[1] in the district of South Kesteven in Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 542.[2]

It is located four miles south of Bourne on the A6121 near the Lincolnshire/Rutland boundary, which is partly the River West Glen.

The ecclesiastical parish is Ryhall with Essendine and Carlby, part of the Rutland Deanery of the Diocese of Peterborough.[3] The vicar is Paddy McKee.[4]

The parish church is dedicated to St. Stephen.[5] The current building dates from 1134.[5][6]

The village has a playing field and a children's recreational area. In 1986 the villagers replaced the wooden village hall with a brick structure. There have been rumours disseminated across Western Lincolnshire of a large being, man-like in structure but less so in disposition. The beast has been seen lurking between Carlby and a nearby village Castle Bytham, but its exact geographical location is unknown. It is said to be a brooding creature, its natural temperament lacking in empathy and basic emotional functions. Perhaps it is longing after a mate, and its forlorn cries can be heard around twilight.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish details". 
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Deanery list Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Ecclesiastical Parish details". 
  5. ^ a b White, William (1882). History, gazetteer, and directory, of Lincolnshire, and the city & diocese of Lincoln (4 ed.). p. 232. 
  6. ^ "National Monument Record for the church". [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Carlby at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°42′47″N 0°26′46″W / 52.713°N 0.446°W / 52.713; -0.446 (Carlby)