South Elkington, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Elkington, South, a parish in Lincolnshire, 3 miles WNW of Louth station on the G.N.R. It contains the hamlets of Ackthorpe and Cotes Grange, and has a post office, of the name of Elkington, under Louth; money order and telegraph office, Louth. Acreage, 3085; population of the civil parish, 366; of the ecclesiastical, with North Elkington, 448. Elkington Hall and Thorpe Hall are chief residences. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of North Elkington, in the diocese of Lincoln; joint net value, £288 ivith residence. The church is a building of stone and chalk m the Perpendicular style.

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Old maps of South Elkington are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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