Holland  Lincolnshire


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

HOLLAND (PARTS OF), a division of Lincolnshire; extending from Wainfleet to the Isle of Ely, and comprising the borough of Boston, and the wapentakes of Elloe, Kirton, and Skirbeck. It is bounded, on the N, by the wapentakes of Candleshoe, Bolingbroke, and Horncastle; on the E, by the German ocean; on the S, by Cambridgeshire; on the W, by the wapentakes of Ness, Aveland, and Aswardhurn. ...

Acres, 299, 647. Pop. n 1851, 77, 286; in 1861, 78, 905. Houses, 16, 704. It vas, at one time, covered by the sea; was afterwards mainly a waste of marsh and fen; was partially overgrown with wood, and again submerged; and was eventually reclaimed, and to a large extent converted into good land, by means of embankments and numerous drains. See Lincolnshire. It has a general resemblance to Continental Holland, and thence got its name.

Holland through time

Holland 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 Holland itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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