Asterby is a hamlet between Goulceby and Scamblesby, west of Louth, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The civil parish of Asterby had a population of 103 according to the 2001 census, increasing to 159 (including Stenigot) at the 2011 census.[1]

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St Peters Church, Asterby
Asterby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population159 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF264794
• London120 mi (190 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLouth
Postcode districtLN11
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°17′48″N 0°06′17″W / 53.29658700°N 0.10467522°W / 53.29658700; -0.10467522Coordinates: 53°17′48″N 0°06′17″W / 53.29658700°N 0.10467522°W / 53.29658700; -0.10467522

Asterby is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book with 18 households and 120 acres (0.5 km2) of meadow.[2] Three human skeletons and a dagger were dug up in 1821 in a field near the church.[3][4]

Asterby church, which was dedicated to St Peter, is no longer open to the public, having been sold into private ownership. The churchyard burial ground is open to the public, and is used for local burials. It dates from the 14th century, with alterations around 1900 by W. Mortimer and Son.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Asterby". Domesday Map. Anna Powell Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Asterby DMV (352888)". PastScape. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Human remains and dagger, Asterby (352903)". PastScape. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  5. ^ Historic England. "St Peters Church, Asterby (352882)". PastScape. Retrieved 7 July 2011.

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