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St.Edmund's church, Riby, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 143863.jpg
St Edmund's Kirk, Riby
Riby is locatit in Lincolnshire
Riby shawn within Lincolnshire
Population 134 (2001)
OS grid reference TA184075
• London 140 mi (230 km) S
Shire coonty
Kintra Ingland
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Post toun Grimsby
Postcode destrict DN37
Polis Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Pairlament East Midlands
UK Pairlament
List of places
53°33′03″N 0°12′48″W / 53.550929°N 0.21338°W / 53.550929; -0.21338Coordinates: 53°33′03″N 0°12′48″W / 53.550929°N 0.21338°W / 53.550929; -0.21338

Riby is a veelage an ceevil pairish in the West Lindsey destrict o Lincolnshire, Ingland. It is situatit approximately 4 miles (6 km) sooth-wast frae the toun o Grimsby.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are twa scheduled barraes 650 metres sooth-wast o Riby Grove Farm. Whilst thay are nae langer visible abuin grund, the burial remains survive inside. Ane is a Neolithic lang barrae, an the ither a Bronze Age bowl barrae.[1]

A huird o 15-20,000 bronze coins datin frae Gallienus tae Aurelian (AD 253-275) wur foond in a urn covered bi a dish at Riby Wold Farm in 1953. The coins are held bi the Ashmolean Museum pendin clessification.[2] Lincoln Museum haud a further collection o 21 coins, Constantine - Gratian (AD 305-383), thocht tae be anerly pairt o a hoard foond at Riby.[3]

The pairish kirk is a Grade II* leetit building dedicatit tae Saunt Edmund an datin frae the 12t hunderyear wi a 1868 restoration bi Ferrey, an biggit frae limestane an airnstane. The wast door is late 13t-hunderyear, an thare is a blockit 12t-hunderyear door in the north aisle. The east windae records that George Tomline fundit the restoration, an thare are several memorials tae the Tomline faimily in the kirk.[4]

On 18 Juin 1645, thare wis a ceevil war clash at Riby Gapp, an the pairish register o Riby conteens the follaein entries:[5]

"Nine soldiers slaine in a skirmish in the field of Riby the day before, buried June the 19th."

"Charles Skelton, a soldiour wounded in the same skirmish, buried June the 20th."

"William Willoughbie a soldier wounded in the skirmish above named, buried July the 4th"

Riby Grove wis a kintra hoose, nou demolished, which stuid in the veelage. In 1803 Marmaduke Tomline, awner o the Riby Grove, bequeathit the hoose an estate tae George Pretyman, the Bishop o Lincoln, on condeetion that he adoptit the name Tomline. Pretyman acceptit the inheritance an thereafter adoptit the name Pretyman-Tomline. His son William Edward Pretyman Tomline wis born at Riby in 1787 an became a Member o Pairlament an Heich Sheriff o Lincolnshire for 1924–25. He in turn haed a son "Colonel" George Tomline, a Member o Pairlament an Heich Sheriff o Lincolnshire in 1852 an aw. The hoose wis demolished in 1935.

Riby School wis biggit in 1890 as Riby Naitional schuil, replacin a veelage schuil biggit in 1848 bi the Tomline faimily. It wis kent as Riby Coonty Schuil bi 1947 an closed in 1958.[6]

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Riby is the birthplace o the fashion model an photographer Jill Kennington.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Historic England. "Scheduled Barrows at Riby (1018838)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 Julie 2011. 
  2. Historic England. "Coins found at Riby (80244)". PastScape. Retrieved 17 Julie 2011. 
  3. Historic England. "Coins found at Riby (80251)". PastScape. Retrieved 17 Julie 2011. 
  4. Historic England. "St Edmunds church, Riby (1146937)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 Julie 2011. 
  5. William White (1856). Notes and Queries, Vol 13. Oxford University Press. p. 272. Retrieved 17 Julie 2011. 
  6. "Riby School". Lincs to the Past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 17 Julie 2011. 
  7. FirmSites Blank Unit: Jill Kennington - People - Articles - FirmSites Blank Unit, accessdate: 28 August 2014

Freemtia airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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