Sleaford  Lincolnshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Sleaford like this:

Sleaford (or New Sleaford), market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Lincolnshire, on river Slea, 17 miles SE. of Lincoln and 121 N. of London by rail - par., 3160 ac., pop. 4075; township, 1800 ac., pop. 3955; town (comprising the entire parishes of New Sleaford, Old Sleaford, and Quarrington), pop. ...

4965; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday. Sleaford has a fine church of 1271, a grammar school of 1624, and a monumental cross of 1850. There is a considerable trade in agricultural produce. In the castle of the bishops of Lincoln at Sleaford King John sickened after his losses at the Wash.

Sleaford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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