Algarkirk, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Algarkirk, a parish in Lincolnshire, near Fosdyke Wash, 6 ½ miles S by W of Boston. It has a station, with Sutter-ton, on the G.N.R. Post town, Boston; money order and telegraph office, Sutterton. Acreage, 2740; population of the civil parish, 469; of the ecclesiastical, with Fosdyke, 902. Algarkirk Hall is a spacious modern dwelling, pleasantly situated in a well-wooded park. The living is a rectory, united with Fosdyke, in the diocese of Lincoln ; gross yearly value, ?£1728. The church is cruciform, with a low central tower; shows successive characters from traces of Norman to Later English; has a beautiful reredos; and contains sedilia and an octagonal font. A stone in the churchyard is said to mark the grave of Algar, Earl of Mercia, who fell in battle against the Danes at Threkingham in 870. Hence the name Algarkirk.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

Ancient County Lincolnshire
Poor Law union Boston
Wapentake Kirton

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Algarkirk (St. Peter and St. Paul) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Maps

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Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)


Newspapers and Periodicals

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