Ashby De La Launde Church & Village History
A look into the background of Ashby De La Launde, a village with a tremendous history . . .
Ashby De La Launde is a lovely spot in Lincolnshire, located south of Lincoln and was once ‘owned’ by the Knights Templars at Temple Bruer.
The church is one of only four in Lincolnshire that is dedicated to St Hibald, a very important early Christian missionary in Lincolnshire.
The lower part of the tower is still the 13th century original, though the top is late, and there’s a nice doorway, dogtooth carving, which dates right back to the 1200s.
Much of the stonework seen is renovation in the Early English style some 19th century, the overall effect is pleasing and subsequent work has been sympathetically done over the centuries.
The font dates to the 1300s, there’s a Guardian Angel carving which Pevsner declares to be of Baroque origin.
There’s a partial monument slab incised to Isabel de la Launde which dates c1400 and another monument to Edward Kinge, 1617.
Ashby de la Launde is listed in the 1086 Domesday book as being in the Flaxwell Hundred and is listed as Aschebi.
Before the Norman Invasion the lords were Merleswein the sheriff and Auti; Eskil - afterwards it was given to Ralph Paynel and Kolsveinn of Lincoln.
There’s plenty of meadow and ploughland but no mentions of mills or a church.
I’ve written about this before . . . as seen here
Any and all comments on any part of this village’s history is very much encouraged.