In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ashby Puerorum like this:
ASHBY-PUERORUM, a parish in Horncastle district, Lincoln; on the Wolds, 4½ miles ENE of Horncastle r. station. It includes the hamlet of Stainsby and the tract of Holbeck, which is in some respects extra-parochial; and its Post Town is Hagworthingham under Spilsby. Acres, 1,620. Real property, £2,229. ...
Pop., 149. Houses, 30. The property is divided among a few. An estate was bequeathed to the Lincoln chorister boys; and this is alluded to in the distinctive name Puerorum. A Roman sarcophagus or stone chest, containing a strong, well-made, glass urn, was found, in 1804, near the church. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £118. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The church is a small antique structure, with a massive tower; and is in very good condition.
Ashby Puerorum is now part of East Lindsey district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Lindsey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ashby Puerorum itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashby Puerorum, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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