Ashby is a township and large village on the
direct road to Burringham Ferry, across the Trent, 1 3/4 miles
south from Frodingham station on the Penistone and Cleethorpes
section of the Great Central railway, 7 west-by-north from Brigg,
in the parish of Bottesford, North Lindsey division of the county,
parts of Lindsey, east division of Manley wapentake, Winterton
petty sessional division, Glanford Brigg union and Brigg county
court district. The church of St Paul, opened Jan 26th, 1899, is an
iron building, with a turret containing one bell, and will seat
about 400 persons. The School church (licensed for services) is
rented during school hours by the School Board : service is held on
Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. ; Wednesday 7 p.m. ; and
there are also Wesleyan and primitive methodist chapels. A
Constitutional club was opened in 1896 and a Liberal club was
opened in 1895. To the west is a duck decoy. Lord St. Oswald, of
Nostell Priory, Wakefield, Yorks ; Frank Chatterton esq. The
Beeches, Crosby ; William Wells-Cole esq. of Sedgwood Hall,
King's Lynn, Norfolk, and Charles Reginald Everndern Powell
esq. of Oakhampton, Devon, are principal landowners. There is no
lord of the manor. In the township are ironstone quarries. The soil
is sand ; subsoil, lias with ironstone. The chief crops are wheat,
barley and turnips. The area is 2,233 acres ; rateable value
£5,027 ; the population in 1891 was 1,634.
Parish Clerk, George Fenton.
Post, M.O. & T.O., T.M.O.,S.B., Express Delivery, Parcel
Post, Insurance & Annuity Office. - James Kendall,
sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Doncaster at 8.15 a.m. & 2
p.m. for callers only ; dispatched at 11.30 a.m. & 6.15 p.m.
week days only. The telegraph is open on sundays from 8 to 10
Wall Letter Box, High street ; cleared, 9.30 a.m. & 5.25
A School Board of 5 members was formed April 22, 1879 &
increased to 7 in 1897 ; William Platts, clerk to the board.
Board School (mixed & infants), built in 1881 & enlarged
in 1889-96, for 598 children ; average attendance, mixed 223,
infants 110 ; H. St. Vincent Holden A.C.P. master ; Miss Jeanette
Kerr Irving, infants' mistress.
Carriers to :-
Brigg - John Smith, thurs. & sat. ; Robert Drayton,
Gainsborough - Robert Drayton, tues.
Hull - Robert Drayton, fri.
Scunthorpe - Robert Drayton, sat.
Cassel, Raymond Theobald.
Lazenby, Rev. Alfred William, Bottesford vicarage ; & 63 St.
James' st. London S.W.
Watson, Arthur, High street
This extract provides a description and history of Ashby.
It has been directly transcribed from the original directory.