Saxilby


Saxilby

Saxilby is a large village (population 3660) in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, about six miles north-west of Lincoln, on the A57 road at the junction of the B1241. It is part of the civil parish of Saxilby and Ingleby, along with the nearby village of Ingleby. Nearby places are Broadholme, Burton, Broxholme, and Hardwick.

The village lies on the north bank of the Fossdyke Navigation which was built by the Romans and there are remains of a Roman camp just outside the village. The name is of Viking origin, Saksulfr+by, or "farmstead of a man called Saksulfr" and it appears as "Saxebi" in the Domesday Book (1086). It has a 12th century church (Saint Botolph's) and buildings from the 15th (Saxilby Old Hall) and 16th (manor house) centuries.

The village has expanded greatly in recent years with a number of new housing developments built around the edge of the older parts of the village. The village has its own primary school, Saxilby C. E. Primary School and several secondary schools are located nearby such as the Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough and Lincoln Christ's Hospital School on Wragby Road in Lincoln, both of which are popular choices for secondary age children in the village.

Saxilby railway station, on the Doncaster to Lincoln Line is located close to the centre of the village .Lincoln city centre is only 7 miles from the village, and there are three regular bus services through the village, with at least two buses towards Lincoln each hour and at least one towards Gainsborough and Scunthorpe.

Village pubs are the "Anglers Hotel" on High Street, the "Bridge Inn" on Gainsborough Road (A57), the now closed "Ship Inn" and the reportedly haunted "Sun Inn" on Bridge Street, which has recently begun to serve food.

External links

* [http://www.saxilby.lincs.sch.uk Saxilby C.E. Primary School]
* [http://www.saxilbyparishcouncil.gov.uk Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council]
* [http://www.saxilbyparishcouncil.co.uk/saxilby-village-history.htm Village History]


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