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Northorpe, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Northorpe, a parish in Lincolnshire, on the river Eau, and on the main line of the M.S. & L.R., on which it has a station, 4 miles WSW of Kirton-in-Lindsey, and 8 NE of Gainsborough. It has a post office under Lincoln; money order office, Scotter; telegraph office, Kirton Lindsey. Acreage, 1837; population of the civil parish, 196; of the ecclesiastical, 240. The manor belongs to the Fox family. Northorpe Hall is a fine modern mansion of stone standing in a park of about 70 acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £194 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is a very ancient building, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, and an embattled western tower. It contains some good wood carving and several ancient brasses. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishNorthorpe St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionGainsborough 

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

Church Records

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1593-1911 1593-19111593-1911

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Holland
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtPE11
Post TownSpalding