Aubourn (sometimes "Auborn") is both an ancient village and a parish. The parish is on the south side of the River Witham as it makes its way north and east to Lincoln. Several small streams flow northward into the Witham here, including the River Brant. The parish lies about 7 miles SSW of the city of Lincoln. The parish includes the hamlet of Marlborough which is one mile south of the village of Aubourn. The parish covers about 2,110 acres if you count the portion of Haddington parish that was ceeded to it for ecclesiastical purposes.
The small village of Aubourn lies at the junction of three roads and is just south of the A46 trunk road and west of the A15 trunk road. If you are planning a visit:
The parish name derives from the Old English alor+burna, which means "stream where alder trees grow". In the 1086 Domesday Book, the name is similar to today's name, appearing as Aburne. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
The name also appears in old records as "Aubrough".
The following surnames are associated with the parish in 1871 (this list is not complete): BOOTH, CHALLANS, CHERRY, CLARKE, DALTON, DOWMAN, GRIMES, HAGUE, HESLAM, HICKSON, HOUGHTON, LAMBE, LONGMATE, MANSFORD, MARSDEN, PLANT, REYNOLDS, SLEIGHT, STUART, TAYLOR, WALTON, WIEGHTMAN and WILLAN.