Amcotts, a township, a village, and a parish in the Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, on the river Trent, 5 miles E by N of Crowie, and 3 SW of Althorpe station on the M.S. & L.R. Post town, Doncaster; money order and telegraph office, Keadby. The parish comprises 2106 acres; population, 332. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln, and was formerly annexed to the rectory of Althorpe; gross yearly value, £360 with residence, in the gift of the Crown. The church, an edifice of stone in the Early English style, was erected in 1853. A former church, dedicated to St Thomas a Becket, fell in 1849. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Archives, have the following parish records online for Amcotts:
The register dates from the year 1836; all entries previous to this date are in the registers of Althorpe parish.
Church of England
St. Thomas à Becket (parish church)
The church of St. Thomas-à-Becket, erected in 1853, at a cost of £1,300, a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, vestry and western tower, with broach spire, containing a clock and 3 bells: there are four stained windows in the chancel and one in the nave, erected in 1885, to members of the Belton-Ross family: the church is built on the site of the old chapel of St. Thomas-à-Becket, which fell down in 1850, having itself been erected from the ruins of a much larger structure: there are 180 sittings.
Primitive Methodist Chapel
The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here.
A Wesleyan chapel was built here in 1870, and a Sunday School added to it in 1886.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of Amcotts are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lincolnshire papers online: