In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Laughton By Gainsborough like this:
LAUGHTON, a village, a township, and a parish in Gainsborough district, Lincoln. The village stands 2 miles N of Blyton r. station, and 6 NE by N of Gainsborough; is a pleasant place; and has a post-office under Gainsborough. The township comprises 3,972 acres. Pop., 365. Houses, 67. The parish contains also the hamlet-chapelry of Wildsworth: and comprises 4,598 acres. ...
Real property, £4,227. Pop., 515. Houses, 94. The property is divided between four. The manor belongs to H. C. M. Ingram, Esq. About 1,000 acres are sandy common. The living is a vicarage, including the chapelry of Wildsworth, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £258.* Patron, H. C. M. Ingram, Esq. The parish church is good, has a tower, and contains a triple canopied brass of 1400. The church of Wildsworth was built in 1838. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a free school with £20 a year.
Laughton By Gainsborough is now part of West Lindsey district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Lindsey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Laughton By Gainsborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Laughton by Gainsborough, in West Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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