Grasby

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Grasby
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All Saints' Church, Grasby
Grasby is located in Lincolnshire
Grasby
Grasby
Location within Lincolnshire
Population480 (2011)
OS grid referenceTA088049
• London140 mi (230 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBARNETBY
Postcode districtDN38
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53°31′48″N 0°21′32″W / 53.529953°N 0.358874°W / 53.529953; -0.358874Coordinates: 53°31′48″N 0°21′32″W / 53.529953°N 0.358874°W / 53.529953; -0.358874

Grasby is a small village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish (including Clixby) taken at the 2011 census was 480.[1] It is situated 3 miles (5 km) north-west from the town of Caistor, and lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[2]

Grasby's 13th-century Anglican parish church, dedicated to All Saints', lies opposite the village primary school.

The church is part of the Caistor group of parishes in the Deanery of West Wold.[3] The 2013 incumbent is The Rev'd Canon Ian Robinson.[4] In earlier times the vicar was Rev Charles Tennyson Turner, brother of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.[5]

The village school came close to closing at the end of the 20th century, but remains open.[5] It is now Grasby All Saints Church of England Primary School, and grant maintained. The school received a Grade 2 (Good) judgement for "Overall effectiveness" in its 2013 Ofsted report.[6]

The village hall holds events such as Rock and Roll and Jive classes, runs a Learn Direct programme, and is used by the village school for physical education lessons and a yearly Easter ceremony.[2]

Grasby has one public house, The Cross Keys,[5] situated on the Caistor to Brigg road, that for a time held a village shop. A second public house, The Bluebell, on the corner of Church Hill and Canty Nook, is now closed.

Since 1987, Grasby has been twinned with the small French village of Saint-Rémy-de-Sillé in Sarthe,[5][7] whose main road has been renamed Rue de Grasby.[8]

In 2005 Grasby won the Central England "Village of the Year" competition.[2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Parish council web pages". Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  3. ^ "All Saint's Church, Grasby"., Ourchurchweb.org.uk
  4. ^ "Grasby P C C". Archived from the original on 24 October 2014., Diocese of Lincoln
  5. ^ a b c d e "Grasby wins the Calor Lincolnshire Village of the Year competition". Market Rasen Mail. 12 September 2005. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  6. ^ "The Grasby All Saints Church of England Primary School", Ofsted School inspection report, 2013
  7. ^ "Grasby's French connection just keeps on growing". Grimsby Telegraph. 12 June 2012. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  8. ^ "72140 Rue de Grasby, Saint-Rémy-de-Sillé, France". Google Maps. Retrieved 30 July 2013.

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