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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Lincolnshire
Ecclesiastical parish South Elkington All Saints
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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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