The local Anglican church was first opened on Jan 26th, 1899 and is dedicated to St. Paul. It was built of corrugated iron and erected at the back of the Ashby Post office and the KENDALL family home. Naturally, it gained the name "The Tin Tabernacle". This church could seat about 400 people.
In 1925 the new St. Paul's was built at the rear of the old from local ironstone.
Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of St. Paul's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2011.
There was no graveyard at St, Paul's, so burials were conducted at Bottesford's St. Peter.
For help with Ashby lookups, contact Maria Borrill via her web site.
Check the Manlake Deanery to see which Marriage Indexes exist for earlier periods. Remember to check the Bottesford parish registers, as well.
The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel in the mid 1800s and the Primitive Methodists had a chapel here in 1884. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Ashby (or Ashby St. Paul) is a village and a parish in the north of Lincolnshire which is part of the modern city of Scunthorpe. The parish was formed in 1899 from part of Bottesford parish when the township of Ashby grew so large due to the influx of steelworkers to the Scunthorpe area over 130 years ago. The parish covers about 2,235 acres.
The village is 7 miles west of Brigg. If you are planning a visit:
The village is perhaps best reached by taking the B1450 off of the A18 trunk road where it passes through Scunthorpe.
There is golf available at the Appleby Frodingham Par 3 Course.
There are a number of good golf courses in the area, and Ashby is home to the Ashby Decoy Golf Club, Burringham Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN17 2AB, Tel: 01724 866561 sporting 18 holes.
In 1859, landowner Rowland WINN invited industrialists to examine ironstone in five rural villages, one of which was Ashby. In 1936, Ashby is one of the five villages which were later incorporated to form the town of Scunthorpe. In the 1920's, buses ran from Ashby to Scunthorpe every three minutes from 7am to midnight.
Ashby is quite a common village name in the Lincolnshire area. The origin of the name is probably Old Scandinavian Aski+by, for "Aski's farmstead", but it could also derive from the words for "farmstead where ash trees grow". In the 1086 Domesday Book it appeares as Aschebi. Later variants include Askebi and the modern form of Ashby does not appear until the early 19th century. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]