Ashby Puerorum

Ashby Puerorum is a small village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The village situated 6 miles (10 km) north-west from Partney, 4 miles (6 km) east from Horncastle, to the north of the A158 road, and to the west of Bag Enderby. It is in the civil parish of Greetham with Somersby.

Ashby Puerorum
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St Andrew's Church, Ashby Puerorum
Ashby Puerorum is located in Lincolnshire
Ashby Puerorum
Ashby Puerorum
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF327714
• London115 mi (185 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHorncastle
Postcode districtLN9
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°13′23″N 0°00′47″W / 53.223°N 0.013°W / 53.223; -0.013Coordinates: 53°13′23″N 0°00′47″W / 53.223°N 0.013°W / 53.223; -0.013

Bishop Oliver Sutton (1280–1299) was responsible for the renaming of this village, coining the name Ashby Puerorum or "the Little Boys' Ashby". This came about after the bishop assigned the revenues of the vicarage of Ashby to the upkeep of the boys in the cathedral choir.[citation needed]

Ashby Puerorum Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Andrew.[1] The church is chiefly Early English with Perpendicular windows and tower. There are brass effigies to Richard Lytleburye (d. 1521) and his wife Elizabeth (d. 1523).[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (1147719)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  2. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 48; Methuen & Co. Ltd

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