Asgarby is both a parish and a small village in the Wold hills, about 5 miles due west of Spilsby. Winceby parish lies to the north, Hameringham parish to the west and Hareby parish to the south-east. The parish covered about 990 acres in the early 1800's. When the Fen allotment was released, the parish shrunk to 838 acres. By 1882, it was down to 792 acres.
The village is small. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the B1195 secondary road west out of Spilsby. At Lusby, turn south (left) and go about 1 mile south. The village should be on your right.
The name derives from the Old Scandinavian Asgeirr+by, meaning "farmstead of a man named Asgeirr". It appears as Asgerebi in the 1086 Domesday Book. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].