In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brocklesby like this:
BROCKLESBY, a parish in Caistor district, Lincoln; adjacent to the Great Grimsby and Sheffield railway, 9 miles WNW of Great Grimsby. It has a station on the railway, and includes the hamlet of Little Limber; and its Post Town is Limber, under Ulceby. Acres, inclusive of Newsham extra-parochial tract, 3,860. ...
Real property, £3,499. Pop., 232. Houses, 47. Brocklesby Park is the seat of the Earl of Yarborough; and was visited by Prince Albert, in 1849, at the opening of Grimsby docks. The mansion has a fine picture gallery; and the grounds have a mausoleum by Wyatt and a kennel. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Kirmington, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £479.* Patron, Lord Yarborough. The church is handsome.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brocklesby, in West Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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