Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MORTON

MORTON, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Gainsborough parish, Lincoln. The village stands on the river Trent, at the boundary with Notts, and near the Manchester and Lincolnshire railway, 1½ mile N by W of Gainsborough; is a picturesque place; and has a post office under Gainsborough, wharves, corn-mills, and maltings.-The township comprises 2,570 acres. Real property, £2,787. Pop., 623. Houses, 167. The manor belongs to the Right Hon.T. D'Eyncourt. Morton Hall is the residence of the Rev. H.Barker.—The chapelry is nearly conterminate with the township, and was constituted in 1846. Pop., 616. Houses, 167. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £100. Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is modern. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a charity school.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a township, and a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Gainsborough AP/CP       Morton CP/Tn       Lincolnshire AncC
Place: Morton

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