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Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Gonerby, Great, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire, in the Parts of Resteven and petty sessional division of Spittlegate. The village, which stands on the great North Road, near the G.N.R., 2 miles NNW of Grantham, is large and well built, and has a post office under Grantham; money order and telegraph office, Grantham. The parish comprises 3943 acres; population, 1053. The manor belongs to Earl Brownlow, who owns about half the soil. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln; gross yearly value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Grantham. The church, dedicated to St Sebastian, is an ancient building of stone in various styles; it is interesting and handsome, consisting of nave with clerestory, north and south aisles, and chancel; it has an embattled tower, with crocketed spire, having three bells and a clock, and contains an altar-tomb of 1500. It was restored in 1875, and in 1890 a handsome organ was erected. There are Wesleyan 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 parishGonerby St. Sebastian 
Poor Law unionGrantham 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Great Gonerby 1560-1837, Lincolnshire is available to browse online.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Middle Gonerby
DistrictSouth Kesteven
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG31
Post TownGrantham