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South Witham, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Witham, South, a parish, with a village, in Lincolnshire, on the river Witham, having a station on the M.R., 11 miles S from Grantham. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Grantham. Acreage, 1764; population, 575. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Dysart. A preceptory of Knights Templars was founded here in 1164. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln; gross value, £220 with residence. Patron, The Earl of Dysart. The church was originally cruciform, but consists now of only nave and transept. There are Wesleyan and Congregational chapels.

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 parishSouth Witham St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionGrantham 

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 South Witham:

1687-1887 1687-18371687-1812

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Kesteven
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNG33
Post TownGrantham