Saxilby is a large village (population 3660) in the
West Lindseydistrict of Lincolnshire, England, about six miles north-west of Lincoln, on the A57 roadat the junction of the B1241. It is part of the civil parishof 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
Vikingorigin, Saksulfr+by, or "farmstead of a man called Saksulfr" and it appears as "Saxebi" in the Domesday Book(1086). It has a 12th centurychurch ( 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 Schooland several secondary schools are located nearby such as the Queen Elizabeth's High Schoolin Gainsborough and Lincoln Christ's Hospital Schoolon 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 Lineis 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.
* [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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