Saxby, Lincolnshire

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St Helen's Church, Saxby
Grid reference: TF005861
Location: 53°21’47"N, 0°29’25"W
Post town: Market Rasen
Postcode: LN8
Local Government
Council: West Lindsey

Saxby is a village in Lindsey, the northern part of Lincolnshire. It is situated nine miles north of Lincoln and two and a half miles east of the A15 road. (The population is included in census returns with civil parish of Owmby-by-Spital (called Owmby).

The parish church, St Helen's, was built in 1775 as an ashlar-faced red-brick mortuary chapel. It is a Grade I listed building. The chapel, later a church, had been attributed to Carr of York (who constructed the nearby Norton Place) but no evidence to prove this has been found. It has been assumed that the Lumbys, who often worked with Carr, might have been the architects. There are of four wall plaques in white marble and Greek style, dating from 1832 to 1856, to the Earl of Scarborough, for whom the chapel was built.[1]

There existed an earlier church in the nearby mediæval villages of East and West Firsby, but nothing remains of that nor of the villages.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Saxby, Lincolnshire)
  • Saxby: Ownby Group of parishes


  1. National Heritage List 1064193: St Helens Church, Saxby (Grade I listing)