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Aylesby is a village and civil parish in North East Lincolnshire, England. It is situated near the A18 road, approximately 4 miles (6 km) west from Cleethorpes and north of Laceby. The population at the 2001 census was 135.
The village’s name in 1086 was Alesbi, and A.D Mills in A Dictionary of British Place Names, gives its meaning as a ‘Farmstead or village of a man called Áli’.
Aylesby has three entries in the Domesday Book and comprised 36 households with a tax assessment of 3.7 geld units.
A Post mill in Aylesby was operated by the Cistercians of Meaux Abbey, East Riding of Yorkshire, during the Middle Ages. Around 1300, the Cistercians gave the mill to the Austin Canons of Wellow Abbey, Grimsby.
In the east of the village are six Grade II* listed almshouses, built in 1925, in memory of F.W. McAulay who was killed during the First World War at Fonquervillers, France, on 21 May, 1916.
In 1950, Major Harry Spilman, of Aylesby Manor, held the position of High Sheriff of Lincolnshire.
Aylesby’s Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Lawrence. It has a Decorative chancel and Perpendicular tower. Its arcades to the nave, with circular bench tables around the piers, and font, are Early English.
Simon de Luda was appointed rector in 1278 and, after his death, in early 1306, he was buried near the south door of the church. In the pavement of the church is a slab to rector John Martin (d. 1352). The pews were hand crafted in 1759 by James Harrison of Middle Rasen, brother of clockmaker John Harrison. The church is surrounded by large sycamore trees.