Walesby, Lincolnshire

Walesby is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 249.[1] It lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, 3 miles (5 km) north-east from Market Rasen and 7 miles (11 km) south from Caistor. Tealby parish lies to the south-east. The parish covers about 3,600 acres (15 km2) and includes the hamlets of Risby and Otby.

Walesby
Walesby Ramblers Church - view from west 01.jpg
The Ramblers' Church is on a hill overlooking the village
Walesby is located in Lincolnshire
Walesby
Walesby
Location within Lincolnshire
Population249 (Census, 2011)
OS grid referenceTF134923
• London130 mi (210 km) S
Civil parish
  • Walesby
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMARKET RASEN
Postcode districtLN8
Dialling code01673
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°24′58″N 0°17′44″W / 53.4161°N 0.2956°W / 53.4161; -0.2956Coordinates: 53°24′58″N 0°17′44″W / 53.4161°N 0.2956°W / 53.4161; -0.2956

St Mary's is an Arts and Crafts style Church designed by the architect Temple Moore in 1913.[2] The church was shut after the 2008 Lincolnshire earthquake when a large crack appeared in the tower and masonry fell inside the church.[3] St Mary's was also damaged in the 1930s when a hurricane dislodged its 'candle snuffer' spire resulting in its eventual removal.[citation needed]

In the 1930s an earlier church, All Saints', was renovated after it fell into disuse. Now known as the "Ramblers Church" it features a 1951 stained glass window detailing walkers and cyclists. The Viking Way passes close to All Saints.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ Walesby Group of Parishes
  3. ^ Market Rasen Mail 20 March 2008

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