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Martin, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Martin, a parish in Lincolnshire, on the Horncastle Canal, 2½ miles SW by S of Horncastle station on the G.N.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Horncastle. Acreage, 844; population of the civil parish, 117; of the ecclesiastical, with Thornton, 211. The manor belongs to the Gilliat family. The living is a rectory, consolidated with the vicarage of Thornton, in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £204 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield and the Gilliat family alternately. The church is a slated edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of nave and chancel. Scott the commentator began his ministry here.

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 parishMartin St. Michael 
Poor Law unionHorncastle 

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Church Records

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1561-1812 1562-18351561-1812

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictEast Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN9
Post TownHorncastle