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Pilham, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Pilham, a pleasant village and a parish in Lincolnshire, half a mile S of Blyton station on the M.S. & L.R, main line, and 4¼ miles NE by E of Gainsborough. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Gainsborough. Acreage of the civil parish, 665; population, 60; of the ecclesiastical, 92. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln; gross value, £160 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The parish was formerly of greater extent, but in 1885 a considerable portion was transferred to the neighbouring parish of Blyton. The church, which was greatly improved in 1884, is a building of stone consisting of chancel, nave, and 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 parishPilham All Saints 
Poor Law unionGainsborough 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Archives, have the following parish records online for Pilham:

1677-1911 1677-19111677-1911

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Pilham from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictWest Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDN21
Post TownGainsborough