In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hogsthorpe like this:
HOGSTHORPE, a village and a parish in Spilsby district, Lincoln. The village stands 2 miles from the coast, 5 ESE of Willoughby r. station, and 7 SE of Alford; is large and pleasant; and has a post office under Alford. The parish contains also the hamlets of Slackholme, Anthorpe-Row, and part of Helsey. ...
Acres, 2, 971. Real property, £6, 742. Pop., 874. Houses, 198. The manor belongs to Sir Richard H.Rycroft, Bart. There are brick fields and corn mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £100.* Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is mainly early English, with a tower; but has transition Norman massive pillars, and was restored in 1854. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, national schools, and charities £100. The schools were built in 1857, at a cost of £1, 000; and are in the early English style.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hogsthorpe, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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