Kirton in Lindsey  Lincolnshire


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

KIRTON-IN-LINDSEY, a small town and a parish in Glanford-Brigg district, Lincoln. The town stands on a commanding eminence, adjacent to the Manchester and Lincolnshire railway, near Ermine street, 10 miles NE by E of Gainsborough; is an ancient place; and has a head post office, ‡ a railway station with telegraph, a banking office, three chief inns, a court house, a county house of correction, a church, three dissenting chapels, a grammar school, an infant school, and charities £122. ...

The court house is a detached brick building, on KirtonGreen, and is used for manorial courts. The house of correction is a stone structure, of centre and wings; has capacity for 100 male and 22 female prisoners; and includes an apartment which is used both as a meetingplace of quarter sessions, and as a prison chapel. The church is early English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and was thoroughly restored, and partly rebuilt, in 1861. The grammar school was founded, in the time of Elizabeth, by Lady Wray; has two fellowships and six scholarships, which have long been unclaimed; and is now conducted on the national system. A corn market is held on Friday; cattle markets are held on five alternate Saturdays after Good Friday, and on five after the first week of October; and large cattle fairs are held on 18 July and 11 December- The parish comprises 4, 210 acres. Real property, £10, 490; of which £90 are in gas works. Pop., 2, 058. Houses, 460. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to Robert de Mortaigne; passed to Piers Gavestone and the Black Prince; went then to the Duchy of Lancaster; was sold to the late J. J. Angerstein, Esq.; and belongs now to J. W. Pashley, Esq. A tunnel of the railway, 1, 300 yards long, goes through a hill called the Cliff. There are corn mills, a ropery, a brick and tile yard, lime kilns, and an iron ore mine. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £300 **-Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln.

Kirton in Lindsey through time

Kirton in Lindsey 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 Kirton in Lindsey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th January 2021

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