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St Andrew, Irby-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire

St Andrew's Church, Church Lane, Irby upon Humber, Grimsby (53°31′39″N, 0°11′50″W)
TA 195 049
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Lincolnshire
now North East Lincolnshire
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Thomas E. Russo
  • Thomas E. Russo
30 July 1998

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Feature Sets

Irby-upon-Humber is a small village in the North East Lincolnshire district, 6 miles SW of Grimsby on the A46 to Caistor. It is a small church in the village centre, and is built of ironstone rubble and ashlar with limestone dressings. It consists of a W tower, nave, with N and S aisles, and a short chancel. It was extensively rebuilt by James Fowler during his 1883 restoration. Both nave arcades are 12thc but iof different dates, as is a remnant of a chancel arch impost.


The main holding in Irby was that of Durand Malet, held in demesne and assessed at 3½ carucates. There was a church in this manor and a priest, and it had been held by Rolf before the Conquest. Further holdings were 1½ carucates in Irby held by Earl Harold in 1066 and by William from Earl Hugh of Chester as sokeland on Barnetby-le-Wold in 1086; and 1 carucate held by Odo from Ivo Taillebois in 1086 that was held by Saeweard before the Conquest.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches



The S arcade was likely built slightly later than the N arcade; this is suggested by the pier capital, which though of a simple bell type, retains its square abacus. The bays of the S arcade are wider and taller than those of the N arcade.


Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 164400

North East Lincolnshire Historic Environment Record MNL407

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, Harmondsworth 1990, 407.