In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Middle Rasen like this:
RASEN (Middle), a parish in Caistor district, Lincoln; on the river Rasen, 1½ mile W of Market-Rasen r.station. It contains a village of its own name; and consists of two consolidated parishes, called Rasen-Drax and Rasen Tupholme. Post-town, Market-Rasen. Acres, 3, 470. Real property, £6, 236. ...
Pop. in 1851, 948; in 1861, 1,063. Houses, 251. R.-Drax is fabled to have got its name from the slaying of a dragon; and R.-Tupholme had anciently a small abbey. The living is adouble vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £313. Patron, alternately the Hon.H. Cust and the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is Norman, and was restored in 1861. There are three Methodist chapels, a small free school, and charities £20.
Middle Rasen 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 Middle Rasen itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Middle Rasen, in West Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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