Leverton, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire. The village stands 2½ miles from the coast, 3½ SE of Sibsey station on the G.N.R., and 5½ NE of Boston. It has a post office under Boston; money order and telegraph office, Old Leake. The parish contains also the hamlet of Outgate, and extends to the Wash. Acreage, 2972; population, 5 83. The New Hall is the seat of the Dawsons. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £400 with residence. Patron, alternately the Lord Chancellor and the Booth family. The church, a building of stone of great beauty, is partly Late Decorated English, partly Perpendicular; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with S chapel and tower; and contains three canopied sedilia, a double row of chancel stalls, and an octagonal font-a crucifix remains at the E end and another on each gable of the chapel. There are Wesleyan chapels at Leverton and Outgate.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Leverton St. Helen|
|Poor Law union||Boston|
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 Leverton:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Leverton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Leverton, North and South (St. Helen))
Online maps of Leverton 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