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.
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administrative areas in which Asterby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF263795 (Lat/Lon: 53.297409, -0.106397), Asterby which are provided by: