Brocklesby  Lincolnshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brocklesby like this:

BROCKLESBY, a parish in Caistor district, Lincoln; adjacent to the Great Grimsby and Sheffield railway, 9 miles WNW of Great Grimsby. It has a station on the railway, and includes the hamlet of Little Limber; and its Post Town is Limber, under Ulceby. Acres, inclusive of Newsham extra-parochial tract, 3,860. ...

Real property, £3,499. Pop., 232. Houses, 47. Brocklesby Park is the seat of the Earl of Yarborough; and was visited by Prince Albert, in 1849, at the opening of Grimsby docks. The mansion has a fine picture gallery; and the grounds have a mausoleum by Wyatt and a kennel. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Kirmington, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £479.* Patron, Lord Yarborough. The church is handsome.

Brocklesby through time

Brocklesby is now part of West Lindsey district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Lindsey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Brocklesby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brocklesby, in West Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th August 2020

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