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Willoughton, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Willoughton, a parish, with a village, in Lincolnshire, 2½ miles SE of Northorpe station on the G.N.R., and 3 S by W of Kirton Lindsey. It has a post and money order office under Lincoln; telegraph office, Kirton Lindsey. Acreage, 2799; population, 457. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Scarborough. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £118 with residence. Patron, alternately King's College, Cambridge, and the Earl of Scarborough. The church is a plain building of stone in the Early English style, and was restored 1888-89. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist 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 parishWilloughton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionGainsborough 

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Church Records

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1599-1911 1599-18471599-1898

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictWest Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDN21
Post TownGainsborough