In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wilsthorpe like this:
WILSTHORPE, a township-chapelry in Greatford parish, Lincoln; 3¼ miles ENE of Essendine r. station, and 6 NE of Stamford. Post town, Stamford. Acres, 710. Real property, £1,496. Pop., 61. Houses, 13. The living is annexed to Greatford. The church is good.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Wilsthorpe has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Kesteven. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Wilsthorpe and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wilsthorpe, in South Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th July 2014
Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "Wilsthorpe".