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Limber Magna, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Limber Magna, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire. The village stands on the Wolds, 4 miles S from Brocklesby station on the M.S. & L.E. main line, and 5 N by E of Caistor, and has a post office, of the name of Limber, under Brocklesby (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Keelby. The parish comprises 5228 acres; population, 530. The manor, with all the land, belongs to the Earl of Yarborough. An alien priory, a cell to Aulnoy Abbey in Normandy, was founded here in the time of Henry IL by Richard de Humet; went in the time of Richard II. to the Carthusian abbey of St Anne, near Coventry; and, as part of that abbey's possessions, was given at the dissolution to John Bellow and others. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; gross value, £510 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Norman and Decorated styles, consists of chancel, nave, aisles with attached chapels, and also an embattled western tower.

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 parishLimber Magna St. Peter 
Poor Law unionCaistor 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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