Goulceby with Asterby

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Church of All Saints, Goulceby
Goulceby is located in Lincolnshire
 Goulceby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 135 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TF258797
   – London 120 mi (190 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LOUTH
Postcode district LN11
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
List of places

Coordinates: 53°17′56″N 0°06′46″W / 53.298951°N 0.112821°W / 53.298951; -0.112821

Goulceby with Asterby are villages and civil parishes in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. They are situated 7 miles (11 km) south-west from the market town of Louth, and lie in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Goulceby Ford

Goulceby village is conjoined with the hamlet of Asterby, both marked on local road signs as one settlement, Goulceby with Asterby, although the two form separate civil parishes.

Goulceby was the birthplace of William Marwood, hangman, who invented the "long drop" system of execution.[2]


Until 2012 local democracy took the form of the 'Asterby, Goulceby & Ranby Grouped Parish Council', but at the request of the people of Ranby, it was split to form the 'Asterby & Goulceby Parish Council' and the 'Ranby Parish Meeting'.[3]

The Ecclesiastical parishes are also still separate, as Asterby, Goulceby and Ranby.[4][5][6] All three are part of the Asterby group of the Deanery of Horncastle.[4][7]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Greenwell, Bill. "William Marwood". Lost Lives. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "De-grouping of the Parish of Ranby from the Parishes of Asterby and Goulceby." (PDF). East Lindsey district council. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Asterby group PCC". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Goulceby PCC". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ranby PCC". Diocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Asterby Group". The South Wolds group. DSiocese of Lincoln. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 

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