In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stickney like this:
STICKNEY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Spilsby district, Lincoln. The village stands 3½ miles NW of Old Leake r. station, and 9 N by E of Boston; and has a post-office under Boston. The parish comprises 4,220 acres. Real property, £5,346. Pop., 851. Houses, 167. The land is intersected with fen drains, and has navigation to Boston. ...
The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £356.* Patron, the Rev. G. Coltman. The church is early English, with a recently rebuilt chancel, and a lofty tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, an endowed school with £105 a year, and charities £43.The sub-district contains 4 parishes and 2 parochial townships. Acres, 11,910. Pop., 2,131. Houses, 423.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stickney, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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