This village and parish lies between Bourne and Sleaford on the A15 trunk road, 104 miles north of the city of London. Kirkby Underwood parish lies to the south and Folkingham is 2.5 miles to the north. Rippingale parish lies to the south-east. The parish used to include the hamlets of West Graby (or Grayby) & Millthorpe (or Milnthorpe). The parish covers over 3,900 acres of land.
A small creek (part of the Forty Foot Drain) runs past the south side of the village, eventually joining the River Glen near Bourne. If you are planning a visit:
Roger CALLOW has an aerial photograph of Aslackby village on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
By automobile, the village is just north of Bourne off of the A15 trunk road.
In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village name is rendered as Aslachebi, from the Old Scandinavian Aslakr+by meaning "village of a man called Aslakr". [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
Locals pronounce the name of the village as Azelby or Aiselbee.
Others pronounce the name of the village as As ulk bee or Ais ul bi.
Anne COLE reports finding the name of the village as Asleby on a marriage bond.