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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Gedney St. Mary Magdalene|
|Poor Law union||Holbeach|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Archives, have the following parish records online for Gedney:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Gedney from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Gedney (St. Mary Magdalene))
Online maps of Gedney are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lincolnshire papers online:
- Grantham Journal
- Grimsby Daily Telegraph
- Lincolnshire Chronicle
- Lincolnshire Echo
- Lincolnshire Free Press
- Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser
- Stamford Mercury