Claxby by Normanby

Claxby, or Claxby by Normanby, is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 221.[1] It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) north from the town of Market Rasen and 5 miles (8 km) south from the town of Caistor.

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St Mary's Church, Claxby
Claxby is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population221 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF112948
• London135 mi (217 km) S
Civil parish
  • Claxby
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°26′19″N 0°19′39″W / 53.438705°N 0.327438°W / 53.438705; -0.327438Coordinates: 53°26′19″N 0°19′39″W / 53.438705°N 0.327438°W / 53.438705; -0.327438

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary and is a Grade I listed building, built of ironstone, dating from the 13th century and restored in 1871 by James Fowler of Louth. On the north side of the chancel is a 13th-century tomb of the founder Brayboeuf. On the south side is a tomb erected in 1605 to John Witherwick (died 1595). There are brasses to Fitzwilliams Armiger (died 1634), Jane Burnaby (died 1653), and Mary Monson (died 1638).[2]

St Mary's church is part of the Walesby Group of Parishes which also comprises Brookenby (St Michael and All Angels); Kirmond le Mire (St Martin); Normanby le Wold (St Peter); North Willingham (St Thomas); Stainton le Vale (St Andrew); Tealby (All Saints); Walesby (St Mary) and Walesby Old Church (All Saints).[3]

Claxby has a Parish Council consisting of seven Councillors and a Clerk which meets four times per year and maintains its own website.[4]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1359789)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Claxby". Walesby Group of Parishes. Our Church Web. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  4. ^ Claxby (Market Rasen) Parish Council, Retrieved 20 July 2013

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