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Keelby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Keelby, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire. The village stands 3 miles SW of Stallingborough station on the M.S. & L.R., and 7 NE from Caistor, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Brocklesby (S.O.), and a fair on 10 July. The parish comprises 1860 acres; population, 702. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £154 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Yarborough. The church is ancient but good, has Norman arches, and a tower, and contains an ancient effigies of Alice South. 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 parishKeelby St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionCaistor 

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

Church Records

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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

DistrictWest Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDN41
Post TownGrimsby