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Great Hale, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Hale, Great, a township and a parish in Lincolnshire. The township lies half a mile S of Heckington station on the G.N.R. and 5½ miles ESE from Sleaford. It has a post office under Heckington; money order and telegraph office, Heckington. The parish includes also the township of Little Hale. Area of Great Hale, 3696 acres; population, 615; of ecclesiastical parish, 901. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Bristol. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; joint net value, £400 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church comprises nave and aisles, and a tower which dates from about the 13th century. There are charities worth about £60 a year.

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 parishHale St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionSleaford 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Archives, have the following parish records online for Great Hale:

1563-1911 1601-19111675-1907

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Hale from the following:


Online maps of Great Hale are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lincolnshire papers online:

DistrictNorth Kesteven
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG34
Post TownSleaford