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Bassingthorpe cum Westby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Bassingthorpe-cum-Westby, a parish in Lincolnshire, on the G.N.R., 2 miles SSE of Great Ponton station, and 3 NNW of Corby. It includes the hamlet of Westby, and its post town is Grantham; money order and telegraph office, Corby. Acreage, 1811; population, 138. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net yearly value, £113 with residence; and it is in the gift of the Earl of Dysart. The church is an ancient fabric of stone in the Early Norman style.

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


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

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBasingthorpe Thomas à Becket 
Poor Law unionGrantham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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1541-1911 1541-18351542-1911

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bassingthorpe cum Westby from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

DistrictSouth Kesteven
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG33
Post TownGrantham