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North Somercotes, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Somercotes, North, a parish, with a large scattered village, in Lincolnshire, on the coast, 10 miles NE of Louth, and 5½ N from Saltfleetby station on the Louth and East Coast branch of the G.N.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Grimsby. Acreage, 6005; population, 1125. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. A coastguard station is at Donna Nook, and a lifeboat is maintained there by the National Lifeboat Institution. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £-260 with residence. Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is a large building of stone consisting of a chancel, nave, aisles, N and S porches, and a western tower. There are also Free Methodist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, a mission hall, a reading-room, and a Foresters' hall.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

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DistrictEast Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN11
Post TownLouth