In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ashby like this:
ASHBY, a parish in Flegg district, Norfolk; near the river Bure, 8 miles NE of Brundall r. station, and 12 ENE of Norwich. Post Town, Ludham under Norwich. Acres, with Oby and Thirne, 1,408. Real property, with Oby, £3,085. Pop. of Ashby, 16. Houses, 3. Ashby, Oby, and Thirne are three rectories forming one benefice in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £690.* Patron, the Bishop of Norwich.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashby, in Great Yarmouth and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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