In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wrawby like this:
WRAWBY, a township and a parish in Glanford-Brigg district, Lincoln. The township lies 1½ mile NE of Brigg r. station; and contains W. village and Brigg work house . Real property, £5,258. Pop. in 1851, 931; in 1861, 1,257,-of whom 143 were in the workhouse . Houses, 257.The parish includes Brigg township, which has a head post-office. ...
Acres, 5,070. Pop. in 1851, 3,132; in 1861, 2,961. Houses, 616. The manor belongs to V. D. H. Cary-Elves, Esq. The living is a vicarage, with Brigg chapelry, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £240.* Patron, Clare College, Cambridge. There are-besides the places of worship and the schools in Brigg-Independent and Wesleyan chapels and a national school.
Wrawby is now part of North Lincolnshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Lincolnshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wrawby itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wrawby in North Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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