In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Market Deeping like this:
DEEPING-MARKET, a small town and a parish in Bourn district, Lincoln. The town stands on the river Welland, at the boundary with Northampton, 2¾ miles W of St. James-Deeping r. station, and 7¾ SSE of Bourn; and has a head post office, † a chief inn, a neat modern bridge, a town hall of 1839, an ancient cross rebuilt in 1819, a fine old church with a tower, two dissenting chapels, a free school with £111 from endowment, and charities with £58. Markets are held on Wednesdays; fairs are held on the Tuesday before 13 Feb., the Monday before Mid-Lent, the Mid-Lent Monday, the Monday before 12 May, the second Wednesday after 12 May, 25 June, the last Wednesday of July, 5 Aug., 10 Oct., and 8 and 9 Nov.; and malting, brewing, rope-making, and boat-building are carried on. ...
The parish comprises 1, 290 acres. Real property, £6, 642. Pop., 1, 337. Houses, 294. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given by Morcar de Bruen, a Saxon chief, to the abbey of Croyland; and by the Conqueror to his chamberlain Richard de Rulos. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £579.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. Dr. R. Tighe, the linguist and divine, was a native.
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 Market Deeping 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 Market Deeping and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Market Deeping, in South Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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