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West Rasen, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Rasen, West, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire. The village stands on the river Rase, 3 miles W of Market Rasen station on the Hull and Lincoln branch of the M.S. & L.R., and has a post office under Market Rasen; money order and telegraph office, Market Rasen. A curious ancient horse-bridge of the 14th century crosses the Ease here. The parish comprises 3180 acres; population, 218. The manor belongs to Lord Herries. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. The church, which was restored in 1870 at the cost of the rector, is a building of stone in the Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles, with some remains of a Norman church. In the churchyard stands an ancient cross, which has been restored. There is a public elementary school, which is also used as a Roman Catholic 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 parishWest Rasen All Saints 
Poor Law unionCaistor 

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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DistrictWest Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN8
Post TownMarket Rasen