Searby, Lincolnshire

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Searby cum Owmby - - 105668.jpg
Church of St Nicholas, Searby
Searby is located in Lincolnshire
Searby shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTA071057
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBarnetby
Postcode districtDN38
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53°32′16″N 0°23′02″W / 53.537760°N 0.38399°W / 53.537760; -0.38399Coordinates: 53°32′16″N 0°23′02″W / 53.537760°N 0.38399°W / 53.537760; -0.38399

Searby is a village in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, situated 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east from Brigg and 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east from Caistor. The village is in the civil parish of Searby cum Owmby , between the villages of Somerby and Grasby, and in the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south is the parish hamlet of Owmby.

Searby is mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Seurebi", in the Lindsey Hundred, and the Wapentake of Yarborough. It comprised 23 households, 4 villagers, 2 smallholders and 15 freemen, with 5 ploughlands, a meadow of 80 acres (0.32 km2), a mill, and a church. In 1066 the Lord of the Manor was Rolf son of Skjaldvor. After 1086 Lordship transferred to Durand Malet, who also became Tenant-in-chief.[1][2]

Saint Nicholas church is a Grade II listed building. It was rebuilt in 1832, although the base of the tower is of stone and could be medieval.[3]

The deserted medieval village of Audewelle was reputedly in the vicinity.[4]


  1. ^ "Searby", Retrieved 22 May 2012
  2. ^ "Documents Online: Searby, Lincolnshire", Folio: 347r, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 22 May 2012
  3. ^ "British Listed Buildings". St Nicholas Church, Searby. English Heritage. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Audewelle/Searby (891902)". PastScape. Retrieved 16 June 2011.

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