The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
The church was renovated in 1900.
The church seats about 140.
The Diocese of Lincoln declared St. Peter's Church redundant in November, 1983. It was retained by the parish as a monument in 1988. The church is no longer open for services, but the burial yard is available to local people for internment.
Parish registers exist from 1686, although Bishop's transcripts go back to 1561.
We have the beginnings of the church parish register extract in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
A Wesleyan Methodist chapel wes erected here in 1866. The Baptists also held services in the parish for many years in a chapel near Goulceby village. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Asterby is both a town and parish six and half miles north of Horncastle and eight miles southwest of Louth. The parish itself is bounded on the north by Stenigot parish, to the west by Goulceby and on the south by Hemingby. The parish is in the heart of The Wolds. In 1871, the civil parish covered about 900 acres, but that was enlarged by 1900 to 1,100 acres. The ecclesiastical parish included Goulceby.
Asterby is a small village, often not marked on many modern maps. In was more populous in ancient times (see Population). If you are planning a visit:
The town is easily accessed as it lies just north of the A153 trunk road between Louth and Horncastle.
Silverines Meadow is a grassland area preserved by the Lincolnshire Trust. Map co-ordinates are TF 259787.