From "The Stuarts and Commonwealth, Civil War!": "A further siege was planned, but was called off when the Parliamentary troops rebelled, mainly because of discontent over arrears of pay. The Newark raiders extended their activities over a wider area than ever, with successful raids against Riby in Lincolnshire, Rockingham, Torksey House (Lincolnshire) and Barton-upon-Humber."
From a local bible: "John Harrington Esqr Lieutenant Colonel slain at the Fight at Riby Gap the 18th of June was buried the 19 of the same Month - 1645 in Stallingborough Church. John Mugson a Cavalier wounded at the Fight at Riby Gap was buried the 20 Day of June".
Kelly's Directory for Lincolnshire for 1885: "An encounter, called "the Battle of Riby Grip," [sic] took place here, June 18, 1645, between the Royalists, under Col. Foster, and a Parliamentary force, under Col. Harrison, in which the latter were routed, and their leader slain; nine soldiers, who also fell, were buried in the churchyard, and Col. Harrison at Stallingborough."
A granite column was erected just inside the churchyard as a memorial to the 12 men of the parish who died in World War I.