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Witherne, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Witherne, a village and a parish in Lincolnshire. The village stands 2¼ miles from Aby station on the G.N.R., and 4½ NNW of Alford. It has a post office under Alford; money order and telegraph office, Alford. The parish includes Stain hamlet for civil purposes, is united to Mablethorpe St Mary for ecclesiastical purposes, and comprises 2750 acres; population of the civil parish, 447; of the ecclesiastical, 440. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. A seat of the Fitzwilliams, now a farmhouse, stands near a large square moated area which probably was a Roman camp. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln; gross value, £436 with residence. The church is a modern structure of brick, built within the foundations of an ancient structure in 1812. It has been restored. There is a Wesleyan Methodist 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 parishWithern St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionLouth 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Withern 1560-1837, Lincolnshire is available to browse online.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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