In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Navenby like this:
NAVENBY, a village and parish in the district and county of Lincoln. The village stands near Ermine-street, and near the Bourn and Lincoln railway, whichwas in course of formation in 1867, 2¾ miles E of the river Brant, and 9 S of Lincoln; is a polling-place for the parts of Kesteven; was formerly a market-town, with an ancient cross; and has a post-office under Grantham, a pleasure fair on the Thursday before Easter, and abusiness fair on 17 Oct. ...
The parish comprises 2, 110 acres. Real property, £5, 622; of which £20 are in gas-works. Pop. in 1851, 1,057; in 1861, 1, 170. Houses, 241. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The area extends to the river Brant; and isdiversified by the South Cliff hills, which command an extensive view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £588.* Patron, Christ College, Cambridge. The church is partly early English, partly decorated; is large and handsome; and has a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a parochial school with £133 a year from endowment, and charities £68.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Navenby, in North Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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