Tattershall  Lincolnshire


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

TATTERSHALL, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Horncastle district, Lincoln. The town stands on the river Bain, the Witham navigation, and the Lincoln and Boston railway, 9 miles SSW of Horncastle; is partly in T. parish, but mostly in Coningsby parish; contains a pop. of about 2,000; and has a r. ...

station, an inn, an ancient cruciform church, four dissenting chapels, an endowed school with £20 a year, alms houses with £30, other charities £39, a weekly market on Thursday, stock-markets on the Thursday before and the two Thursdays after Easter, and cattle fairs on 15 May and 25 Sept.—The parish consists of the townships of Tatter shalland Tattershall-Thorpe, and comprises 4,580 acres. Post town, Coningsby, under Boston. Real property, £6,481. Pop. in 1851, 987; in 1861, 848. Houses, 180. The manor was given, by William the Conqueror, to Eudo; passed to the Cromwells, the mother of Henry VII., the Brandons, and the Clintons: and belongs now to Earl Fortescue. T. Cast1e was built by Eudo, and rebuilt about 1440 by the Cromwells; suffered much injury in the civil wars of Charles I.; and has left an interesting four-storied tower, 100 feet high, with octangular corner turrets. Two Roman camps are at T. Park. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £110. Patron, Earl Fortescue.-- The sub-district contains 9 parishes, 4 extra-parochial tracts, and 15 fen-allotments. Pop., 6,609. Houses 1,389.

Tattershall through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th August 2020

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