Ashby St Mary


"ASHBY, 7½ miles S.E. by E. of Norwich, and 3 miles N.N.W. of Loddon, has in its parish 263 souls, and 436 acres of land, belonging to several owners. Sir Chas. H. Rich, Bart., is lord of the manor; and he and Sir W. B. Procter are alternate patrons of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £6, and consolidated with Carleton St. Peter, which see. The CHURCH (St. Mary,) has a square tower and three bells. The tithes here have been commuted for £176 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]


See also Ashby with Oby


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Mary.

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Ashby St Mary was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

You can see pictures of Ashby St Mary which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Ashby St Mary is in Loddon Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Loddon Hundred
Description of Loddon Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Ashby St Mary has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Ashby Saint Mary and Hellington Inclosure Act, 1837.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the open fields and field lands, commons, and waste grounds in the parishes of Ashby and Hellington in the county of Norfolk: 5th May 1837.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1837]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG333023 (Lat/Lon: 52.568421, 1.44144), Ashby St Mary which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law