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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Castle Bytham has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Kesteven. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Castle Bytham and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Castle Bytham, in South Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th December 2014
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