Road bridge over the East Coast Main Line, Careby
Careby shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||South Kesteven|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Stamford, Lincolnshire|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Grantham and Stamford|
Careby is the principal village in the a civil parish of Careby Aunby and Holywell in the South Kesteven district of South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England. The River West Glen flows through the parish, near Careby, forming part of the parish boundary.
The name derives from the Old Scandinavian Kariby or "village of a man named Kari," and first appears in 1199 as Careby. The placename suffix, "by", is immensely common in this part of the country, being part of the Danelaw.
Although very small, Careby is the largest settlement in the parish. An old manor house, successor to the rather grander home of the Hatcher family who once owned the parish, is down a small lane leading away from the railway, which also includes the 19th century rectory, now in private hands.[original research?]
Careby Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Stephen. It is Late Norman with later Perpendicular additions. A sanctuary knocker still hangs on the Door and a 15th century altar hanging is preserved inside. A new oak Lychgate was made by local craftsmen to commemorate the millennium.[original research?]
The East Coast Main Line passes through the east of the Parish, through Careby. This is part of the run down from Stoke Summit where Mallard broke the speed record for Steam locomotives.[original research?]
The village school was opened in 1869, and closed before 1970. The building, to the west of the railway line, is now a private home.
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