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Digby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Digby, a parish in Lincolnshire, on a rivulet called Digby Beck, 6 miles N by W from Sleaford. It has a station on the Spalding and Doncaster extension of the G.N.R. and G.E.R., and a post office under Lincoln; money order and telegraph office, Ruskington. Acreage, 2494; population, 344. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Bloxhoime, in the diocese of Lincoln; joint gross yearly value, £342 with residence. The church is Early English,. with pinnacled tower and crocketed spire, and has a fine Norman entrance and embattled walls. A fine cross is near the church. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishDigby St. Thomas à Becket 
Poor Law unionSleaford 

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

Church Records

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1679-1907 1679-18371679-1911

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictNorth Kesteven
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN4
Post TownLincoln