Belton (Isle of Axholme), Lincolnshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Belton All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Thorne|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Belton (Isle of Axholme) from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Belton (All Saints))
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Grantham Journal
- Grimsby Daily Telegraph
- Lincolnshire Chronicle
- Lincolnshire Echo
- Lincolnshire Free Press
- Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser
- Stamford Mercury
Villages, Hamlets, &cBeltoft