Ashby cum Fenby

Ashby cum Fenby is a village and civil parish in North East Lincolnshire, England, approximately 5 miles (8 km) south from Grimsby, and just east of the A18 road.

Ashby cum Fenby
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Church of St Peter, Ashby cum Fenby
Ashby cum Fenby is located in Lincolnshire
Ashby cum Fenby
Ashby cum Fenby
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTA254007
• London153 mi (246 km) S
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrimsby
Postcode districtDN37
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°29′19″N 0°06′40″W / 53.488671°N 0.111030°W / 53.488671; -0.111030Coordinates: 53°29′19″N 0°06′40″W / 53.488671°N 0.111030°W / 53.488671; -0.111030

In the 2001 Census the population was recorded as 248, increasing marginally to 249 at the 2011 census.[1]

In 1085 William the Conqueror ordered that a survey should take place across his kingdom to determine the amount of tax that was due. The survey took place in 1086 and the results were written down in what has become known as the Domesday Book. For each place there is a list of manors together with a summary of their assets. In 1086 Ashby cum Fenby was in the Hundred of Haverstoe in Lincolnshire. The village had three manors and 29 households which is considered to be quite large for that time.[2]

Ashby cum Fenby Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Peter.[3] The church has an Early English tower, aisle and belfry, a Decorated chancel, and Perpendicular font. Beneath the tower are remaining parts of a 13th-century rood screen. In the north aisle are monuments to Sir William Wray (d. 1617) and his wife Frances (d. 1647), and to Susanna Drury, sister of Frances.[4]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. ^ Ashby [-cum-Fenby] in the Domesday Book
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter (1346925)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  4. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 47; Methuen & Co. Ltd

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