In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Woolsthorpe like this:
WOOLSTHORPE, a parish, with a village, in Grantham district, Lincoln; 3½ miles SSW of Sedgebrook r. station, and 5½ WSW of Grantham. It has a post-office under Grantham. Acres, 2,600. Real property, £3,388. Pop., 615. Houses, 118. The manor belongs to the Duke of Rutland . The limits include part of the grounds of the Duke's seat of Belvoir Castle. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £191.* Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The old church is in ruins; and the new one was built in 1846. There is a free school for girls.
Woolsthorpe is now part of South Kesteven district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Kesteven has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Woolsthorpe itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Woolsthorpe, in South Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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