Rigsby, Lincolnshire

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St James' Church, Rigsby
Rigsby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF429754
• London120 mi (190 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAlford
Postcode districtLN13
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°15′23″N 0°08′30″E / 53.256472°N 0.141586°E / 53.256472; 0.141586Coordinates: 53°15′23″N 0°08′30″E / 53.256472°N 0.141586°E / 53.256472; 0.141586

Rigsby is a village and part of the civil parish of Rigsby with Ailby, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) west from the town of Alford. The origin of the name Rigsby is of, Old Norse-Vikings. Rigsby - Land of Odin, Rig (Odin's Nickname) - Old Norse God, By - Land of. Similar to many "by"s, Ex: Thorsby, Land of Thor. Visby (Gotland, Sweden) - Land of a Holy place, Hedeby - Land of Heath

Old church, Rigsby

Rigsby is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Rigesbi", with 19 households and a church.[1]

The Old church of Rigsby, which was rebuilt in 1863, had a thatched roof.[2] Today the church is a Grade II listed building of limestone dedicated to Saint James, rebuilt in 1863 by James Fowler. It retains a 14th-century octagonal font.[3]

Rigsby Wood is a nature reserve which lies at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds about 1.8 miles (2.9 km) west from Alford. It is ancient woodland lying partly on chalky boulder clay and partly on glacial sands.[4]


  1. ^ Rigsby in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ Notes and Queries. Oxford University Press. 1867. p. 35. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "St James, Rigsby (1168596)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Rigsby Wood". Nature Reserve. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 18 July 2011.

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