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St.James, Aslackby
Grid reference: TF085303
Location: 52°51’36"N, 0°23’21"W
Postcode: NG34
Local Government
Council: South Kesteven

Aslackby is a small village in Kesteven, the south-western part of Lincolnshire. It is found off the A15 (the Lincoln to Peterborough road) between the barely larger villages of Folkingham to the north and Rippingale to the south.

The parish church, St James, is a mediæval church, though largely rebuilt at its restoration in 1856. The chancel is Early English Gothic. Its tower and nave are Perpendicular Gothic. The church is a Grade I listed building.[1] The Rectory is Grade II listed.[2]


The site of Aslackby Castle is a scheduled ancient monument.[3]

In the Middle Ages, the Order of Knights Templar own a number of manors in Lincolnshire, amongst which was Aslackby. The order owned Aslackby Preceptory, which stood to the south-east of the church. Until about 1891 a tower, possibly of the preceptory church, together with a vaulted undercroft, survived as part the Temple farmhouse. Temple farmhouse was subsequently rebuilt and a 15th-century window and a stone pinnacle remain in the garden[4]

When the Templars were disbanded in 1312, most of the property was transferred to the Knights Hospitaller, who leased the old preceptory out. The Hospitallers were themselves dissolved at the Reformation.

Ford in Aslackby


There is a dining club, The Templars, for long-term residents, and a local history society

Outside links

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  1. National Heritage List 1062757: Church of St James (Grade I listing)
  2. National Heritage List 1062791: Rectory (Grade II listing)
  3. National Heritage List 1004952: Aslackby (Scheduled ancient monument entry)
  4. "Antram, (1989), 107