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    Discover Worlaby - North Lincolnshire
Worlaby is one of five that lie on the road that runs between the River Humber & Brigg. The five villages, collectively known as the "Low Villages" as they are located along the foot of the North Lincolnshire Wolds are Worlaby, Worlaby, Saxby-all-Saints, Worlaby & South Ferriby.
The Village has a number of interesting buildings including
the church of St Clement, Wesleyan and primitive Methodist chapels, the vicarage.

You can also enjoy the River Ancholme as well as taking in the spectacular views of the Ancholme Valley from the Wolds.

Discover More About the Surrounding Area
| Barton-upon-Humber | Brigg |
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    The Location
The Location -   5 north-east from Brigg and 6 south-west from Barton and 4 from Barnetby.

Maps & Aerial Photographs
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    The Place-name & its Origins
The Doomsday Book (1086) referred to the village as "Uluricebi" or "Vluricebi".
Other names - for the village include Wulfrikeby, Wolrickby and Werliby.
The name - can be translated to 'Wulfric's farmstead or village'.


The church of St Clement, rebuilt in 1873-7, on the ancient site.
Here is a well built hospital, founded by John Bellasyse, Baron of Worlaby, in the year 1663, for four poor women; it is a structure of brick, in good preservation, and under the control and direction of the vicar and two trustees; each inmate receives 2s. per week.
.... [Entry From Kelly's Trade Directory for 1900].

In the centre of the village is a drinking fountain, erected in 1873 by the late Sir John Dugdale Astley bart. at a cost of £100. In 1897 an oak tree was planted on the village green in commemoration of the Queen's Jubilee. Sir Francis E G Astley-Corbett bart. of Elsham Hall, is lord of the manor and chief landowner.
..... [Entry From Kelly's Trade Directory for 1900]


     Population Through The Years

Year - Population
Year - Population
1801 - 223
1811 - 228
1821 - 262
1831 - 309
1841 - 426
1851 - 500
1861 - 526
1871 - 557
1881 - 582
1891- 540
1901 - 493
1911 - 477
1921 - 467
1931 - 462
1941 - N/A
1951 - 423
1961 - 295
1971 - 355
1981 - 433
1991 - 480

     Church of St Clement
The church of St Clement, rebuilt in 1873-7, on the ancient site, at a cost of £2,674, defrayed by the trustees of the late T G Corbett esq. is an edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower with a small spire, containing a clock and three bells: the piers, north aisle window and tower arch are all either Saxon or Norman and were carefully preserved and reset: in the porch there is an ancient tombstone, inscribed to a lady of the time of James I. : the south-east window of the chancel is a memorial to William and Thomas Hesseltine, and was placed by William Hesseltine, of Beaumont Cote, eldest son of the former, and by the daughter of the latter: there is an inscribed stone to John, 1st Baron Bellasyse, of Worlaby, ob. 1689: the church plate includes an ancient cup and cover of hand-beaten silver, dated 1569. ....[entry from Kelly's Trade Directory for 1900]


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