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Aunsby
 
Aunsby, Rectory
Aunsby, Rectory
Aunsby, Rectory

The rectory in Aunsby (for both this parish and Dembleby) was built in 1856.

T R Leach Collection, c.1990

Aunsby, Rectory
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket

The church at Aunsby has some Norman work inside (e.g. chancel arch).

The tower was built in the 13th century.  The bell openings have geometrical tracery.

The spire has two tiers of lucarnes in alternating directions.

September 2013

Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, church
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket

View of the church from the south-west.

April 2018

Aunsby, St Thomas a Beckett
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket

A second view of the church from the south-east - in the spring sunshine.

April 2018

Aunsby, St Thomas a Beckett
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket

The parapet above the south aisle has a simple frieze with interlocking muchettes forming the decoration.

April 2018

Aunsby, St Thomas a Beckett, muchette, frieze
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, doorway
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, doorway
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, doorway

The south doorway, with its attractive moulding and decoration, dates from the thirteenth century.

April 2018

Aunsby, St Thomas a Beckett, doorway
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, doorway decoration
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, doorway decoration
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, doorway decoration

Carved stone animal (pugnacious frog?) - a feature in the decoration around the south doorway.

April 2018

Aunsby, St Thomas a Beckett
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, font
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, font
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, font

The circular font dates from about 1200.

The four polygonal shafts at the corners have capitals with ribbed leaves, waterleaf and crockets.

September 2013

Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket font
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, pier
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, pier
Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket, pier

The circular piers in the late 12th century north aisle have square abaci and fine leaf capitals.

September 2013

Aunsby, St Thomas a Becket church, leaf capitals
Aunsby, Street Scene
Aunsby, Street Scene
Aunsby, Street Scene

Looking along the main street east towards the church.

Photograph dated 1903

Aunsby,
Aunsby, Street Scene
Aunsby, Street Scene
Aunsby, Street Scene

Looking towards the west along the main street in the village.

photograph dated 1903

Aunsby,
Aunsby, Tally Ho
Aunsby, Tally Ho
Aunsby, Tally Ho

The Tally Ho public house stands well outside the village next to the A15 and facing Aswarby Park.

"Public house. c.1700, altered mid C19, for the Whichcote family of Aswarby Park"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147580 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 has an entry "Nelson John, Tally Ho P.H"

And White's Directory 1856 has "Featherstone Thos. vict. Tally Ho"

DB 8 August 2020

Aunsby, Tally Ho, public house