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Harmston, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Harmston, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire. The village stand's on an eminence, with an extensive view, 6 miles S from Lincoln, and has a station on a branch of the G.N.R. from Lincoln to Grantham. It has a post office under Lincoln; telegraph office at the railway station; money order office, Navenby. The parish comprises 2571 acres; population, 328. Harmston Hall is the residence of the Morton family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net yearly value, £97 with residence. The church is ancient, with a tower, was partially rebuilt in 1868, and contains monuments of the Thorolds. There are Wesleyan and Reformed Methodist chapels. Hannsworth. See HARMONDSWORTH. Hamham, a township in Bolam parish, Northumberland, 8 miles SW of Morpeth and 3½ from Angerton station on the North British railway. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Bolam. Acreage, 701; population, 56. Harnham Castle was the seat of the Babingtons, one of whom was governor of Berwick in the time of Charles II.; it was a place of great strength, situated on a height, defended by a morass, a steep glacis, and a high range of sandstone rocks, and portions of the earthwork still remain.

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 parishHarmston All Saints 
Poor Law unionLincoln 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Harmston 1563-1837, Lincolnshire is available to browse online.

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictNorth Kesteven
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN5
Post TownLincoln