Moulton  Lincolnshire


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

MOULTON, a village, a parish, and a sun-district, in Spalding district, Lincoln. The village stands adjacent to the Spalding and Lynn railway, 4 miles E by N of Spalding; is a large and pretty place; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Spalding. The parish contains also the chapelry of Moulton-Chapel, and the hamlets of Austindyke, Eaugate, and Seasend; and extends to the coast. ...

Acres, 13,785; of which 335 are water. Real property, £26,384. Pop. in 1851,2,058; in 1861,2,143. Houses, 457. The manor belongs to Lord Boston. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £456.* Patron, M. Johnson, Esq. The church is partly early English, partly perpendicular; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with beautiful tower and finely-proportioned octagonal spire; and contains a water-drain, an ambry, and a font of 1683, resembling that of St. James', Westminster. The p. curacy of Moulton-Chapel is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a free grammar school, and charities £150. The grammar school was founded in 1560, by John Harrox; has £500 a year from endowment; and is divided into upper school and lower school, with residences for two masters.—The sub-district contains also Weston parish. Acres, 19,171. Pop., 2,893. Houses, 618.

Moulton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th May 2022

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