In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Belton like this:
BELTON, a parish in the district of Thorne and county of Lincoln; in the Isle of Axholme, 1½ mile N of Epworth, and 3 miles SE of Godnow-Bridge r. station. It includes the hamlets of Beltoft, Carrhouse, Mosswood, Sandtoft, Westgate, and Woodhouse; and has a post office under Bawtry. Acres, 8,530. ...
Real property, £12,403. op., 1,871. Houses, 357. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, not reported.* Patron, J. Brunyee, Esq. The church is handsome. There are three dissenting chapels, and charities £40. A fair is held on 25 Sept.
Belton is now part of North Lincolnshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Lincolnshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Belton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Belton in North Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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