East and West Firsby

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East Firsby
Saxon House - geograph.org.uk - 453802.jpg
Saxon House, East Firsby – built to traditional methods
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Lane in East Firsby
East Firsby is located in Lincolnshire
East Firsby
East Firsby
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF009854
• London130 mi (210 km) S
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°21′23″N 0°29′03″W / 53.356289°N 0.484277°W / 53.356289; -0.484277Coordinates: 53°21′23″N 0°29′03″W / 53.356289°N 0.484277°W / 53.356289; -0.484277

East Firsby and West Firsby are two hamlets in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. They are situated about 10 miles (16 km) north from the city of Lincoln, and set in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

East Firsby lies between Saxby and Spridlington, with West Firsby about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the west, near the A15 road. East Firsby civil parish was abolished to enlarge that of West Firsby in 1936.[1] There is no church.

The hamlet of Firsby is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Frisebi", with 22 households, 30 acres (0.12 km2) of meadow and a church, with Ilbert of Lacy as Lord of the Manor.[2][3]

The Manor House at West Firsby fell into disrepair and was demolished during the 1990s. At East Firsby is the mid 18th-century Grade II listed Manor Farmhouse,[4] and at West Firsby is a site of a deserted medieval village.[5]

There is an oilfield at West Firsby.[6]


  1. ^ "East Firsby". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  2. ^ East (and West) Firsby in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Documents Online: East or West Firsby, Lincolnshire", Folio: 342r, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 20 May 2012
  4. ^ Historic England. "Manor Farmhouse (1064158)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Deserted medieval village (1004954)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  6. ^ "West Firsby Oilfield". Lyell Collection. Retrieved 2 July 2011.

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