Rigsby, Lincolnshire

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St James' Church, Rigsby
Rigsby is located in Lincolnshire
Rigsby shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF429754
• London 120 mi (190 km) S
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alford
Postcode district LN13
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
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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 - Rig's village, Rig (Heimdall) - Old Norse God, By - village of. Similar to many "by"s, Ex: Thorsby, Thor's village. Visby (Gotland, Sweden) - Village of a Holy place, Hedeby - Heath Village

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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