Hogsthorpe (St. Mary)

HOGSTHORPE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Spilsby, Marsh division of the hundred of Calceworth, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 7 miles (E. S. E.) from Alford; containing 790 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2971a. 26p.; the surface is generally level, and the soil principally clay. Great numbers of bricks are made; and a coach manufactory is carried on, affording employment to about twenty persons. Fairs are held on May 16th and the last Monday in July, chiefly for pleasure. The village, which is pleasant, is on the north side of a rivulet, and distant about three miles from the sea. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £10; net income, £95; patron and appropriator, the Bishop of Lincoln: the tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1804. The church is an old edifice, built partly with the ruins of a former structure, which stood near the sea; it is in the later English style, and has a square tower. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans. Thomas Goodwinne, in 1639, bequeathed 34 acres of land, augmented by subsequent inclosure allotments to 55 acres, and producing annually £90, of which £20 are paid to the minister, with £5 for repairing the church, £35 applied to the apprenticing of children, and £5 distributed among the poor.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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