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Aby, All Saints
Aby, All Saints
Aby, All Saints

This timber and corrugated iron building, costing £95, was erected in 1888 on the site of the medieval church which dated from the thirteenth century and was demolished in 1660.

Peter Kirk Collection, 23 July 1997

Aby, All Saints, Church, mortuary chapel
Aby, All Saints
Aby, All Saints
Aby, All Saints

This building was demolished at about the turn of the 21st century. It had served as a mortuary chapel in the last few years oif its existence.

Richard Oliver, 1987

Aby, All Saints church
Aby, All Saints
Aby, All Saints
Aby, All Saints

This is the earliest of the three photographs shown here. At this time the church still had the vestige of a bellcote over the west end.

Richard Oliver, 1981

Aby, All Saints church
Aby, Primary School
Aby, Primary School
Aby, Primary School

This building opened as a National School for the children of Aby and Greenfield, including infants, in 1852. It cost £400 and at first had 100 pupils on role.

In the twentieth century it became a CE Voluntary Controlled School. The school closed on 31 August 2009

September 2018

Aby, primary school, Greenfield
Aby, Railway Tavern, Main Road
Aby, Railway Tavern, Main Road
Aby, Railway Tavern, Main Road

Mentioned in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1909 :-

"Crawford Edward, Railway tavern"

The Railway Tavern was some distance from the former station and the village was described in Kelly's Directory as "half-a-mile south from Aby station on the East Lincolnshire branch of the Great Northern railway"

DB 31 May 2019

Aby, Railway Tavern, Main Road, public house
Aby, Railway Tavern, Main Road
Aby, Railway Tavern, Main Road
Aby, Railway Tavern, Main Road

Detail of pub sign.

DB 31 May 2019

Aby, Railway Tavern, Main Road, public house
Aby, Railway Shed
Aby, Railway Shed
Aby, Railway Shed

The GNR East Lincolnshire line from Peterborough to Grimsby via Spalding and Boston provided a good passenger service for the eastern part of Lincolnshire to and from London until it closed post-Beeching in 1970.

As with other rural stations on the route, Aby had a short siding with a goods shed designed to provide shelter for loaded railway wagons.

This substantial red brick building now provides good storage for the local landowner.

Ken Redmore, 2004 

Aby, railway, goods shed, GNR
Aby, Village Sign
Aby, Village Sign
Aby, Village Sign

Located to the south of the village on the road from South Thoresby.

DB 31 May 2019

Aby, Village Sign
Claythorpe Manor
Claythorpe Manor
Claythorpe Manor

This building, originally a home of the Hussey family, contains Elizabethan brickwork and timber of a similar age.

The house once had a thatched roof but this was tiled soon after the East Lincolnshire Railway was built nearby.

19th and 20th century occupants include J F Rawnsley and the Palethorpe family.

H D Martineau, c.1980

Aby, Claythorpe Manor, Hussey, J F Rawnsley, Palethorpe