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Gedney, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Gedney, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire. The village stands adjacent to the Bourn and Lynn branch of the G.N.R., 3½ miles E by S of Holbeach, and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Holbeach; money order office, Fleet; telegraph office, Long Sutton. Acreage, 10,990; population, 1862. The manor belonged anciently to Crowland Abbey. Remains of Roman entrenchments exist, and Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; gross yearly value, £801 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church was built by the abbots of Crowland; is chiefly Perpendicular English; has a tower 86 feet high; measures 160 feet in length, exclusive of the tower; contains an ancient copper lock with Saxon inscription. There are also a fine oak door with Latin inscriptions, a very fine brass supposed to date about 13"9 8, and a handsome monument to the Welby family. There are Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Quaker chapels. Drove End, including the hamlet of Dawsmere, was made an ecclesiastical parish in 1856. The living is a vicarage; gross yearly value, o£350. Patrons, the Crown and the Bishop of Lincoln alternately.

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 parishGedney St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionHolbeach 

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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

Drove End
DistrictSouth Holland
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtPE12
Post TownSpalding