Walesby, Lincolnshire

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Walesby Ramblers Church - view from west 01.jpg
The Ramblers' Church is on a hill overlooking the village
Walesby is located in Lincolnshire
Walesby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 249 (Census, 2011)
OS grid reference TF134923
• London 130 mi (210 km) S
Civil parish
  • Walesby
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LN8
Dialling code 01673
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°24′58″N 0°17′44″W / 53.4161°N 0.2956°W / 53.4161; -0.2956Coordinates: 53°24′58″N 0°17′44″W / 53.4161°N 0.2956°W / 53.4161; -0.2956

Walesby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 249.[1] It lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, 3 miles (5 km) north-east from Market Rasen and 7 miles (11 km) south from Caistor. Tealby parish lies to the south-east. The parish covers about 3,600 acres (15 km2) and includes the hamlets of Risby and Otby.

St Mary’s is an Arts and Crafts style Church designed by the architect Temple Moore in 1913.[2] The church was shut after the 2008 Lincolnshire earthquake when a large crack appeared in the tower and masonry fell inside the church.[3] St Mary’s was also damaged in the 1930s when a hurricane dislodged its 'candle snuffer' spire resulting in its eventual removal.[citation needed]

In the 1930s an earlier church, All Saints', was renovated after it fell into disuse. Now known as the "Ramblers Church" it features a 1951 stained glass window detailing walkers and cyclists. The Viking Way passes close to All Saints.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Walesby Group of Parishes
  3. ^ Market Rasen Mail 20 March 2008

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