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Belton (Isle of Axholme), Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Belton, a parish in Lincolnshire, in the Isle of Axholme, 1½ mile N of Epworth, and 3½ miles S from Crowie station on the M.S. & L.R. It includes the hamlets of Beltoft. Braken, Carrhouse, Grey Green, Mosswood, Sandtoft, Temple Belwood, Westgate, and Woodhouse, and has a post and money order office under Doncaster; telegraph office, Epworth. Acreage, 8307; population, 1421. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lincoln; net yearly value, £172 with residence. The church is a large building of stone in the Gothic style, with an embattled western tower. There are also Wesleyan, New Connection, and Primitive Methodist chapels. Temple Belwood, an ancient country seat, is in this parish. A fair is held on 25 Sept.

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 parishBelton All Saints 
Poor Law unionThorne 

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

CountyNorth Lincolnshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDN9
Post TownDoncaster