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Saxilby is a large village in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, about 6 miles (9.7 km) north-west from Lincoln, on the A57 road at the junction of the B1241. It is part of the civil parish of Saxilby and Ingleby, which includes the village of Ingleby. Other nearby villages are Broadholme, Burton, Broxholme, Drinsey Nook and Hardwick. The population of the civil parish in 2001 was 3,679.

The village lies on the north bank of the Roman Fossdyke Navigation; there are remains of a Roman camp just outside the village. The name is of Viking origin, Saksulfr+by, or "farmstead of a man called Saksulfr" and it appears as "Saxebi" in the Domesday Book (1086). In archived documents the village is often referred to as "Saxelby", with the current spelling of Saxilby only being found in common use from the late 19th century onwards.

Saxilby has a 12th-century church dedicated to Saint Botolph, and buildings from the 15th century (Saxilby Old Hall) and 16th century (manor house).

The village has expanded in recent years with a number of new housing developments built around the edge of the older parts of the village. Saxilby has its own primary school, Saxilby Church of England Primary School. A number of secondary schools are located nearby, such as the Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough and Lincoln Christ's Hospital School on Wragby Road in Lincoln, both of which receive children from the village.

Saxilby railway station, on the Doncaster to Lincoln Line, is situated close to the centre of the village, having originally been built by the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Railway. Three regular bus services run through the village, to Lincoln, Gainsborough and Scunthorpe.

Village public houses are the Anglers Hotel on High Street and the Sun Inn on Bridge Street. The Ship Inn on Bridge Street is closed for redevelopment. A former sports and social club is now The Pavilion Bar & Kitchen public house. The Bridge Inn is located on the A57.

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