Wood Enderby

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Wood Enderby
St.Benedict's church, Wood Enderby, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 85755.jpg
Saint Benedict's Church, Wood Enderby
Wood Enderby is located in Lincolnshire
Wood Enderby
Wood Enderby
 Wood Enderby shown within Lincolnshire
Population 186 (Including Moorby. 2011)[1]
OS grid reference TF274638
   – London 185 mi (298 km)  S
District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Boston
Postcode district PE22
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Louth and Horncastle
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Coordinates: 53°09′24″N 0°05′43″W / 53.156763°N 0.095150°W / 53.156763; -0.095150

Wood Enderby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) south from Horncastle. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Cluxby Puckacre and Wilksby.[2]

Wood Enderby has no amenities, such as a local shop or any retail outlet. There are approximately 50 households in the hamlet of Wood Enderby and nearly all are registered as private dwellings, there are few commercial dwellings in Wood Enderby. Wood Enderby has a 30 mph speed limit throughout the hamlet and its extremeties.

A Dictionary of British Place Names states that Enderby derives from the Old Scandinavian person name 'Eindrithi', with 'by', Old Scandinavian for a farmstead, village or settlement.[3] According to the web site of the Enderby & District Museum Society, Canada, the name Enderby "seems" to derive from 'Eindrithi's by', with Einraethi being Old Norse for 'sole ruler' with the suffix -by being Old English for village or homestead.[4]

Wood Enderby is listed as "Endrebi" in the Domesday Book of 1086, at which time the Lord of the Manor was William I.[5] In 1198 and 1328 it was referred to as Woodenderby.[citation needed]

The Grade II listed church, dedicated to St Benedict, was almost entirely rebuilt in 1860 using limestone and greenstone.[6][7] It was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in 1976.[8]

Rose Cottage, in Wood Enderby, is a Grade II listed 17th-century white-washed mud and stud cottage, with 19th- to 20th-century alterations.[9]


All Saints, Wilksby

Wilksby was mentioned in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Wilchesbi", with the Lord of the Manor being William I.[10]

It is a former civil parish, abolished in 1936 and amalgamated with Wood Enderby.[11]

Wilksby church is dedicated to All Saints, Grade II listed, and built of greenstone and red brick,[12] It was renovated in 1895.[13]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Wood Enderby". Genuki. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2003); A Dictionary of British Place Names, pp. 176, 520, Oxford University Press, revised edition (2011). ISBN 019960908X
  4. ^ "The Enderbys". Enderbymuseum.ca. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Wood Enderby in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  6. ^ "St Benedicts, Wood Enderby". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "St Benedicts, Wood Enderby". English Heritage. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Wood Enderby". Genuki. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rose Cottage, Wood Enderby". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Wilksby in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  11. ^ "Wilksby". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "All Saints, Wilksby". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Wilksby". Genuki. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 

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