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Castle Bytham  Lincolnshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Castle Bytham like this:

BYTHAM-CASTLE, a village and a parish in Bourn district, Lincoln. The village stands on the river Glen, 1½ mile W by N of Little Bytham r. station, and 5 S of Corby; and has a post office under Stamford. The parish includes also the hamlet of Cownthorpe, and the chapelry of Holywell-with-Aunby. ...


Acres, 7,760. Real property, £7,969. Pop., 1,024. Houses, 190. The manor was given by William the Conqueror to his brother-in-law, Odo, Earl of Albemarle; and passed to the Colvilles. An ancient castle stood on it; and was burned by Edward III., and afterwards rebuilt. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £480. Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A school has £40 from endowment.

Castle Bytham through time

Castle Bytham is now part of South Kesteven district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Kesteven has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Castle Bytham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Castle Bytham, in South Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11836

Date accessed: 21st August 2017


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