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Deeping St James or East Deeping, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Deeping St James or East Deeping, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire, on the river Welland, at the boundary with Northamptonshire, with a station 2 miles E from the village on the East Lincoln branch of the G.N.R., and 1 mile E of Market Deeping, and a post and money order office under Market Deeping; telegraph office, Market Deeping. Acreage, 4293; population, 1501. A Benedictine priory was founded here in 1139 by Baldwin Wake, was given to Thorney Abbey, and passed at the Dissolution to the Norfolks. The manor house is now one of the residences of Lord Burghley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net yearly value, £220 with residence. The church is of the time of Henry III., and has a lofty tower and octangular spire. There are Roman Catholic, Free Methodist, Particular Baptist, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishDeeping St. James 
Poor Law unionBourne 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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