In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Riby like this:
RIBY, a parish, with a village, in Caistor district, Lincoln; on the Wolds, 3¼ miles S S W of Stalling borough r station, and 5¾ W S W of Great Grimsby. Post-town, Grimsby. Acres, 2, 749. Real property, £4, 612. Pop., 242. Houses, 49. The property belongs to G. Tomline, Esq. R. Hall is Mr. T.'s seat. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £80. Patron, G. Tomline, Esq. The church is old and ivy-clad, and contains memorials of the Tomlines.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Riby has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of West Lindsey. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Riby and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Riby, in West Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th August 2014
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