In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sotby like this:
SOTBY, a parish in Horncastle district, Lincoln; 6½ miles NNW of Horncastle r. station. Post town, Wragby. Acres, 1,500. Real property, £1,447. Pop., 164. Houses, 29. The property belongs to R. Vyner, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £300.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was repaired in 1859.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sotby, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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