Market Deeping  Lincolnshire


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

DEEPING-MARKET, a small town and a parish in Bourn district, Lincoln. The town stands on the river Welland, at the boundary with Northampton, 2¾ miles W of St. James-Deeping r. station, and 7¾ SSE of Bourn; and has a head post office, † a chief inn, a neat modern bridge, a town hall of 1839, an ancient cross rebuilt in 1819, a fine old church with a tower, two dissenting chapels, a free school with £111 from endowment, and charities with £58. ...

Markets are held on Wednesdays; fairs are held on the Tuesday before 13 Feb., the Monday before Mid-Lent, the Mid-Lent Monday, the Monday before 12 May, the second Wednesday after 12 May, 25 June, the last Wednesday of July, 5 Aug., 10 Oct., and 8 and 9 Nov.; and malting, brewing, rope-making, and boat-building are carried on. The parish comprises 1, 290 acres. Real property, £6, 642. Pop., 1, 337. Houses, 294. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given by Morcar de Bruen, a Saxon chief, to the abbey of Croyland; and by the Conqueror to his chamberlain Richard de Rulos. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £579.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. Dr. R. Tighe, the linguist and divine, was a native.

Market Deeping through time

Market Deeping 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 Market Deeping itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Market Deeping, in South Kesteven and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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