Place:Ashby with Oby, Norfolk, England

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NameAshby with Oby
Alt namesAshby
Ashby-with-Obysource: Family History Library Catalog
Ashby (near Brundall)source: former WR placename
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.677°N 1.568°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoWest Flegg Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
East and West Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Blofield and Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Great Yarmouth District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municiplaity covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: This is one of three places in Norfolk with ASHBY in the title.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ashby with Oby is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, located some 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of Acle and 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-west of Great Yarmouth. The parish largely comprises scattered farms, and is named for the tiny settlements of Ashby (near Brundall) and Oby (redirected here).

The civil parish has an area of 5.72 square kilometres (2 sq mi). In the 2001 census it had a population of 69 in 28 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of Great Yarmouth.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Ashby from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ASHBY, a parish in Flegg [registration] district, Norfolk; near the river Bure, 8 miles NE of Brundall [railway] station, and 12 ENE of Norwich. Post Town: Ludham under Norwich. Acres, with Oby and Thirne: 1,408. Real property, with Oby: £3,085. Population of Ashby: 16. Houses, 3. Ashby, Oby, and Thirne are three rectories forming one benefice in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £690. Patron: the Bishop of Norwich."

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Oby from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"OBY, a parish in Flegg district, Norfolk; on the river Bure, 3½ miles N of Acle, and 7 N E of Brundall [railway] station. Post-town: Ludham, under Norwich. Acres, with Ashby: 1,408. Real property, with Ashby: £3,085. Population of [Oby] alone: 80. Houses: 12. The living is a rectory, united with the rectories of Ashby and Thirne, in the diocese of Norwich. The church for the three rectories is in Thirne, but the parsonage is in Oby; and here also are a Primitive Methodist chapel and a national school."

The date of the merger of these two small ancient parishes has not been found and is assumed to have taken place centuries ago.

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