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Bishop Norton, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Bishop-Norton, a township and a parish in Lincolnshire. The township lies on the river Anchoime, near Ermine Street, 6 miles SSE of Kirton-Lindsey station on the M.S. & L.R., and 9 WNW of Market-Raisen. It has a post office under Kirton-Lindsey (R.S.O.), which is the telegraph office; money order office, Glentham. Acreage, 2449; population of the civil parish, 321; of the ecclesiastical, with Atterby, 422. The parish includes also the township of Atterby. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln, with that of Atterby annexed; joint gross yearly value, £355, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The church is good. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. Norton Place, a fine country seat, stands in a well-wooded park of 150 acres, about Ij mile SW of the village.

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 parishBishop's Norton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionCaistor 

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

Church Records

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1587-1911 1587-19111587-1911

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

DistrictWest Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN8
Post TownMarket Rasen