In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Hale like this:
HALE (GREAT), a township and a parish in Sleaford district, Lincoln. The township lies ½ a mile S of Heckington r. station, and 5 ESE of Sleaford. Real property, £7, 258. Pop., 687. Houses, 151. The parish includes also the township of Little Hale; and comprises 5, 110 acres. Post town, Heckington, under Sleaford. ...
Real property, £11, 583. Pop., 1, 059. Houses, 223. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Bristol. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £810. * Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church comprises nave, chancel, and aisles; and has a porch and a Norman tower. There are a national school, and charities £80.
Great Hale is now part of North Kesteven district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Kesteven has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Hale itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Hale, in North Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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