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Washingborough, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Washingborough, a township and a parish in Lincolnshire. The township lies on the river Witham, with a station on the G.N.R., 132 miles from London, and 3 E by S of Lincoln. It contains a village of its own name, and has a post office under Lincoln; money order and telegraph office, Branston. The parish contains also Heighington township, which has a post office under Lincoln. Acreage, 5080; population, 1254. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a rectory, with Heighington annexed, in the diocese of Lincoln; gross value, £1400 with residence. The church is a large and handsome building of stone in the Norman style, and has a fine E memorial window of 1866. A Methodist chapel was erected in 1882.

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 parishWashingborough St. John the Evangelist 
Poor Law unionLincoln 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictNorth Kesteven
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN4
Post TownLincoln