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Coleby, Lincolnshire

Coleby is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies on the A607 approximately 6 miles south of Lincoln. The village, a documented settlement in Domesday, is set on the Lincoln Cliff escarpment with views over the River Witham valley from its western side. The Viking Way, the 146 miles long-distance footpath from the Humber Bridge to Oakham, passes through the village. Coleby's population is approximately 600.
DistrictNorth Kesteven
Post townLincoln
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridSK9760
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

Coleby, Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Coleby.-- par., in mid. of co. and 6 miles S. of Lincoln, on the Wolds, 2600 ac., pop. 435; P.O.; contains Coleby Hall.

Coleby, Lincolnshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

COLEBY (All Saints), a parish, in the Higher division of the wapentake of Boothby-Graffo, parts of Kesteven, union and county of Lincoln, 6 miles (S.) from Lincoln; containing 427 inhabitants. The village is situated on the brow of an oolite escarpment, on the road from Lincoln to Grantham, and commands an extensive prospect. Coleby Hall is an interesting edifice in the Elizabethan style. The limestone, which throughout the parish lies very near the surface, forms an excellent material for building. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 12. 1.; net income, £126; patrons, the Provost and Fellows of Oriel College, Oxford: the tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1759. The church was originally in the Norman style, now intermixed with the early and later English: the tower, of which the lower part is Norman, is surmounted by an elegant spire of early English character; the south entrance has a Norman arch of great beauty, and the font is in the same style. Many Roman coins, and great quantities of coarse pottery, including fragments of sepulchral urns, have been dug up in various parts of the parish, which is intersected by the Roman Ermin-street.

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