Haugham, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Haugham, a parish in Lincolnshire, 3 miles SW from Legbourne station on the G.N.R. and 4 S from Louth. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Louth. Acreage, 1908; population, 110. The lord of the manor is sole landowner. An alien priory, a cell to the Benedictine abbey of St Mary San Sever in France, was founded here by the first Earl of Chester; was transferred in the time of Richard ½. IL to the Carthusian priory of St Ann, near Coventry, and was given at the dissolution to J, Bellow and J. Broxholme. A rivulet, called Skirbeck, issues from a hill in this parish; has the capacity of a torrent for several weeks after heavy rain, and ceases to flow in dry weather. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; gross yearly value, £200 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1840 at a cost of £2500, is in the Pointed style, and consists of nave and chancel, with tower and crocketed spire. A neat parsonage-was erected in 1861.

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


Ancient County Lincolnshire
Hundred Louth-Eske
Poor Law union Louth

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Haugham (All Saints) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

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