Place:Lincolnshire, England

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NameLincolnshire
Alt namesLincolnsource: Family History Library Catalog
Lincssource: Wikipedia: Lincolnshire
LINsource: Wikipedia: Chapman Codes
TypeHistoric county, Modern county
Coordinates53.167°N 0.333°W
Located inEngland
See alsoHumberside, EnglandFormer county, portions of which were previously or are currently in Lincolnshire
Contained Places
Administrative county
Holland ( 1974 - )
Kesteven ( 1974 - )
Lindsey ( 1974 - )
Administrative region
Boston ( 500 - )
East Lindsey
Lincoln
North Kesteven
South Holland
South Kesteven
West Lindsey
Ancient parish
East Firsby
Firsby
Area
Killingholme
Civil parish
Bardney
Billingborough
Brocklesby
Cadney-cum-Housham
East Firsby
East Halton
Firsby
Fotherby
Great Hale
Great Limber
Heydour
Little Bytham
Louth
Normanby by Spital
Normanby le Wold
North Killingholme
North Willingham
Riby
Scotton
Stallingborough
Swallow
West Firsby
Wragby
Former parish
Hawerby-with-Beesby
Skirbeck
Former village
Bracebridge ( - 1920 )
Old Clee
Hamlet
Heydour
Kelby
Ryland
Inhabited place
Aby
Addlethorpe
Ailby
Aisby
Aisthorpe
Alford
Algarkirk
Alkborough
Althorpe
Alvingham
Amcotts
Ancaster
Anderby
Anwick
Apley
Appleby
Asgarby
Ashby Puerorum
Ashby by Partney
Ashby cum Fenby
Ashby de la Launde
Ashby
Aslackby
Asterby
Aswarby
Aswardby
Aubourn
Aunsby
Authorpe
Aylesby
Bag Enderby
Bardney
Barholm
Barholme
Barkston
Barlings
Barnetby le Wold
Barnoldby le Beck
Barrow upon Humber
Barrowby
Barton-upon-Humber
Bassingham
Bassingthorpe
Baston
Baumber
Beelsby
Belchford
Belleau
Beltoft
Belton (near Grantham)
Belton-in-Axholme
Benington
Benniworth
Bicker
Bigby
Billingborough
Billinghay
Bilsby
Binbrook
Birchwood
Birthorpe
Biscathorpe
Bishop Norton
Bishopbridge
Bitchfield
Blankney
Bleasby
Blyton
Bolingbroke
Bonby
Bonthorpe
Boothby Graffoe
Boothby Pagnall
Boston ( 500 - )
Bourne
Braceborough
Bracebridge Heath ( 1898 - )
Braceby
Brampton
Brandon
Bransby
Branston
Brant Broughton
Bratoft
Brattleby
Brigg
Brigsley
Brinkhill
Brocklesby
Broughton
Bucknall
Bulby
Burgh le Marsh
Burnham
Burtoft
Burton Pedwardine
Burton upon Stather
Burton
Burwell
Buslingthorpe
Butterwick
Byards Leap
Cabourne
Cadney
Caistor
Calceby
Cammeringham
Candlesby
Canwick
Carlby
Carlton Scroop
Carlton-le-Moorland
Castle Bytham
Castlethorpe
Cawkwell
Cawthorpe
Caythorpe
Chapel Saint Leonards
Cherry Willingham
Claxby
Claypole
Claythorpe
Cleethorpes
Clixby
Coates
Coleby
Colsterworth
Coningsby
Corby Glen
Corringham
Covenham Saint Mary
Covenham St Bartholomew
Cranwell
Creeton
Croft
Crowland ( 600 - )
Crowle
Croxton
Cumberworth
Cuxwold
Dalby
Deeping St James
Dembleby
Denton
Digby
Donington on Bain
Donington
Dorrington
Dowsby
Dry Doddington
Dunholme
Dunsby
Dunston
Dyke
Eagle
East Barkwith
East Halton
East Keal
East Kirkby
East Lound
East Ravendale
East Torrington
Easton
Eastville
Edenham
Edlington
Elsham
Epworth
Evedon
Ewerby Thorpe
Ewerby
Faldingworth
Farforth
Fenton
Fillingham
Fishtoft
Fiskerton
Fleet
Flixborough
Folkingham
Fordington
Foston
Fotherby
Frampton
Freiston
Friesthorpe
Frieston
Friskney
Fulbeck
Fulletby
Fulnetby
Fulstow
Gainsborough
Garthorpe
Gayton le Wold
Gedney
Gelston
Girsby
Glentham
Glentworth
Goltho
Gosberton Cheal
Gosberton Clough
Gosberton
Goulceby
Goxhill
Graby
Grainsby
Grainthorpe
Grantham
Grayingham
Great Gonerby
Great Hale
Great Limber
Great Ponton
Great Steeping
Great Sturton
Greatford
Grimoldby
Grimsby
Gunby
Habrough
Haceby
Hackthorn
Haconby
Haddington
Hagworthingham
Hainton
Hallington
Haltham
Halton Holegate
Hanthorpe
Hareby
Harlaxton
Harmston
Harpswell
Harrington
Hasthorpe
Hatton
Haugh
Haugham
Hawthorpe
Haxey
Healing
Heapham
Helpringham
Hemingby
Hemswell
Hibaldstow
High Risby
High Toynton
Hilldyke
Holbeach
Holme
Holton le Clay
Holton le Moor
Honington
Horbling
Horkstow
Horncastle
Horsington
Hough-on-the-Hill
Hougham
Howell
Howsham
Humberston
Humby
Hundleby
Hungerton
Huttoft
Immingham
Ingham
Ingoldmells
Ingoldsby
Irby upon Humber
Irnham
Kate's Bridge
Keddington
Keelby
Keisby
Kelstern
Ketsby
Kexby
Kingerby
Kirkby Green
Kirkby Underwood
Kirkby la Thorpe
Kirkby on Bain
Kirmington
Kirmond le Mire
Kirton in Lindsey
Kirton
Knaith
Laceby
Langtoft
Langton by Wragby
Langton
Laughton
Lea
Leadenham
Leasingham
Legbourne
Legby
Lenton
Leverton
Lincoln
Linwood
Lissington
Little Bytham
Little Carlton
Little Grimsby
Little Hale
Little Limber
Little Ponton
Little Steeping
Lobthorpe
Londonthorpe
Long Bennington
Long Sutton
Louth
Low Burnham
Low Risby
Low Toynton
Ludborough
Luddington
Lusby
Lutton
Mablethorpe
Maidenwell
Maltby le Marsh
Maltby
Manby
Manthorpe
Mareham le Fen
Mareham on the Hill
Markby
Market Deeping
Market Rasen
Market Stainton
Marston
Martin
Marton
Mavis Enderby
Melton Ross
Messingham
Metheringham
Middle Rasen
Miningsby
Minting
Moorby
Morton
Moulton
Muckton
Mumby
Navenby
Nettleham
Nettleton
New Bolingbroke
New Holland
New Waltham
New York
Newball
Newton on Trent
Newton
Nocton
Normanby by Spital
Normanby by Stow
Normanby le Wold
Normanby
Normanton
North Carlton
North Cockerington
North Elkington
North Hykeham
North Kelsey
North Killingholme
North Kyme
North Ormesbi
North Owersby
North Rauceby
North Reston
North Somercotes
North Thoresby
North Willingham
North Witham
Norton Disney
Nunsthorpe
Oasby
Old Bolingbroke
Old Leake
Osbournby
Osgodby
Owmby
Oxcombe
Panton
Partney
Pickworth
Pilham
Pinchbeck
Pointon
Potter Hanworth
Quadring
Quarrington
Raithby
Ranby
Rand
Rauceby
Reasby
Redbourne
Reedham
Reepham
Revesby
Riby
Rigsby
Rippingale
Risby
Riseholme
Ropsley
Rothwell
Roughton
Rowston
Roxby
Ruckland
Ruskington
Saleby
Salmonby
Saltfleet
Saltfleetby All Saints
Saltfleetby Saint Clement
Saltfleetby Saint Peter
Saltfleetby
Sapperton
Sausthorpe
Saxby All Saints
Saxby
Saxilby
Scamblesby
Scampton
Scartho
Scawby
Scopwick
Scothern
Scott Willoughby
Scotter
Scotterthorpe
Scotton
Scredington
Scremby
Scrivelsby
Scunthorpe ( 1800 - )
Searby
Sedgebrook
Sempringham
Sibsey
Silk Willoughby
Sixhills
Skegness
Skellingthorpe
Skendleby
Skidbrooke
Skillington
Sleaford ( 300 - )
Sloothby
Snaith
Snarford
Snelland
Snitterby
Somerby
Somersby
Sotby
South Carlton
South Cockerington
South Elkington
South Ferriby
South Hykeham
South Kelsey
South Killingholme
South Kyme
South Ormsby
South Owersby
South Rauceby
South Reston
South Somercotes
South Thoresby
South Willingham
South Witham
Southrey
Spalding
Spanby
Spilsby
Spridlington
Springthorpe
Stainby
Stainfield
Stainton by Langworth
Stainton le Vale
Stallingborough
Stamford ( 300 - )
Stapleford
Stenigot
Stenwith
Stewton
Stickford
Stickney
Stixwould
Stoke Rochford
Stow
Stroxton
Strubby
Stubton
Sturton by Stow
Sturton
Sudbrooke
Surfleet
Sutterby
Sutton Bridge
Sutton on Sea
Swaby
Swallow
Swarby
Swaton
Swayfield
Swinderby
Swineshead
Swinhope
Swinstead
Syston
Tallington
Tathwell
Tattershall Thorpe
Tattershall
Tealby
Temple Bruer
Tetford
Tetney
Thealby
Theddlethorpe All Saints
Theddlethorpe
Thimbleby
Thoresthorpe
Thoresway
Thorganby
Thornton Curtis
Thornton le Moor
Thornton
Thorpe Saint Peter
Thorpe on the Hill
Threekingham
Thurlby
Timberland
Toft next Newton
Toft
Torksey
Tothill
Toynton All Saints
Toynton Saint Peter
Trusthorpe
Tumby Woodside
Twenty
Tydd Saint Mary
Uffington
Ulceby
Upton
Waddingham
Waddington
Wainfleet All Saints
Wainfleet Saint Mary
Waithe
Walcot
Walesby
Waltham
Washingborough
Welbourn
Welby
Well
Wellingore
Welton le Marsh
Welton le Wold
Welton
West Ashby
West Barkwith
West Butterwick
West Deeping
West Halton
West Keal
West Rasen
West Ravendale
West Torrington
West Willoughby
Westborough
Westby
Weston
Westville
Westwoodside
Whaplode
Wharton
White Pit
Whitton
Wickenby
Wilksby
Willingham by Stow
Willoughby
Willoughton
Wilsford
Wilsthorpe
Winceby
Windsor
Winteringham
Winterton
Wispington
Witham on the Hill
Withcall
Withern
Wold Newton
Wood Enderby
Woodhall Spa
Woodthorpe
Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir
Wootton
Worlaby
Wragby
Wrangle
Wrawby
Wyberton
Wyville
Yarburgh
Yawthorpe
Parish
Allington
Gunby St Nicholas
Heckington
Old Somerby
Stamford Baron ( 1894 - present )
Registration district
Gainsborough (registration district) ( 1837 - 2003 )
Lincoln (registration district) ( 1837 - 2003 )
Louth (registration district) ( 1837 - 2003 )
Welton (registration district) ( 1934 - 1974 )
Settlement
Irby-in-the-Marsh
Suburb
Frodingham
New Clee
Township
East Firsby
West Firsby
Unitary authority
Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire ( 1974 - )
North Lincolnshire ( 1974 - )
Unknown
Amber Hill
Asgarby (near Sleaford)
Ashby-de-la-Laund
Atterby
Bassingham-cum-Westby
Bayons-Manor
Beckingham
Beesby-in-the-Marsh
Bennington Grange
Bennington
Bloxholme
Blyborough
Boothby
Boothby-Pagnell
Bottesford
Boultham
Brackenborough
Bradley
Brauncewell-with-Dunsby
Bromby
Brothertoft
Broxholme
Bullington
Burgh-upon-Bain
Burringham
Burton-Coggles
Burton-Gate
Burton-by-Lincoln
Byard's Leap
Bytham-Castle
Caenby
Calcethorpe
Careby
Carlton-Castle
Carrington
Central Wingland
Chapel Hill
Chapel-Mumby
Claxby (near Market-Rasen)
Claxby-Pluckacre
Cleatham
Cold Hanworth
Coldstead
Conisholme
Copping-Syke
Counthorpe
Cowbit
Crosby
Croxby
Culverthorpe
Dalderby
Deepdale
Deeping-Fen
Doddington
Dogdyke
Drainage Marsh
Driby
Drove End
Eagle-Hall
East Allington
East Butterwick
East Ferry
East Stockwith
East Wykeham
Eastoft
Enderby-Bag
Farlsthorpe
Ferry-Corner
Fosdyke
Frithville
Gautby
Gayton-le-Marsh
Gedney-Hill
Grange de Lings
Grantham Grange
Grasby
Great Beats
Great Carlton
Great Coates
Greenhill
Greetham
Greetwell
Grimblethorpe
Gunby-St. Peter
Gunhouse
Hagnaby
Hall Hills
Hameringham
Hannah
Hardwick
Harrowby
Harts-Grounds
Hatcliffe
Haverholme
Haydor
Heighington
Hogsthorpe
Holbeach Bank
Holbeach Hurn
Holbeach Marsh
Holdingham
Holland-Fen
Holton-Beckering
Holywell-with-Aunby
Humberstone
Keadby
Kettlethorpe
Kirkby
Kirkby-cum-Osgodby
Kirkby-upon-Bain
Kirkstead
Kirkton-in-Lindsey
Kirton End
Langrick-Ville
Langton-St. Andrew
Langton-by-Spilsby
Langton-near-Horncastle
Langworth
Laughton (near Gainsborough)
Leake
Legsby
Little Beats
Little Cawthorpe
Little Coates
Louth Park
Ludford-Magna
Ludford-Parva
Lutton-Bourne
Mablethorpe-St. Mary
Mablethorpe-St. Peter
Manthorpe (near Grantham)
Manton
Marehem-le-Fen
Marsh-Chapel
Martin (near Kirkstead)
Mere
Midville
Monksthorpe
Morton (near Gainsborough)
Morton (near Lincoln)
New Sleaford
Newstead
Newton-by-Toft
Normanby-on-the-Wolds
North Coates
North Ormsby
North Scarle
North Stoke
North-Forty-Foot-Bank
Northorpe
Old Sleaford
Orby
Osgodby (near Market-Rasen)
Owersby
Owston
Pelhams-Lands
Pepper Gowt
Raithby-cum-Maltby
Raventhorpe
Rigsby-with-Ailby
Risegate
Roxholme
Sandtoft
Saxby (near Market-Rasen)
Scrafield
Searby-with-Owmby
Seasend
Semperingham
Serivelsby
Shuff Fen
Simon Weir
Skidbrook
Skinnand
Skirbeck Quarter
South of the Witham
Southorpe
Spittlegate
Stain
Stow (near Market-Deeping)
Stragglethorpe
Strubby-with-Woodthorpe
Sutterton
Sutton-St. Edmund
Sutton-St. James
Sutton-St. Mathew
Swinethorpe
Theddlethorpe-St. Helen
Thornton-le-Fen
Thorpe-Tilney
Thurlby (near Newark)
Toft and Lound
Tumby
Tupholme
Twigmore
Ulceby cum Fordington
Usselby
Utterby
Waddingworth
Waith
Walcott
Walkerith
Walmsgate
Welton-in-the-Marsh
West Allington
West Fen
West Pinchbeck
West Thorpe
Westgate
Whaplode-Drove
Whisby
Wickham
Wigtoft
Wildmore
Wildsworth
Willingham
Winthorpe
Woodhall
Worlaby (near Barnetby)
Worlaby (near Glanford-Brigg)
Wroot
Wyham
Wyville-with-Hungerton
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lincolnshire ( or ; abbreviated Lincs) is a historic county in the east of England. It borders Norfolk to the south east, Cambridgeshire to the south, Rutland to the south west, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to the west, South Yorkshire to the northwest, and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north. It also borders Northamptonshire in the south for just , England's shortest county boundary. The county town is Lincoln, where the county council has its headquarters.

The ceremonial county of Lincolnshire is composed of the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire and the area covered by the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. Therefore, part of the ceremonial county is in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, and part is in the East Midlands region. The county is the second largest of the English ceremonial counties and one that is predominantly agricultural in land use. Although, the county is only fifth largest of the two-tier counties, as the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire are not included. The county can be broken down into a number of geographical sub-regions including: the Lincolnshire Fens (south-east Lincolnshire), the Carrs (similar to the Fens but in north Lincolnshire), the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, the industrial Humber Estuary and North Sea coast around Grimsby and Scunthorpe, and in the south-west of the county, the Lincolnshire Vales, comprising limestone hills in the district of South Kesteven.

History

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Lincolnshire derived from the merging of the territory of the ancient Kingdom of Lindsey with that controlled by the Danelaw borough of Stamford. For some time the entire county was called "Lindsey", and it is recorded as such in the Domesday Book. Later, Lindsey was applied to the northern core, around Lincoln, and emerged as one of the three Parts of Lincolnshire, along with the Parts of Holland in the south-east and the Parts of Kesteven in the south-west, which each had separate Quarter Sessions as their county administrations.

In 1888 when county councils were set up, Lindsey, Holland and Kesteven each received their own separate one. These survived until 1974, when Holland, Kesteven, and most of Lindsey were unified into Lincolnshire, and the northern part, including Scunthorpe Municipal Borough and Grimsby County Borough, was incorporated into the newly formed non-metropolitan county of Humberside, along with most of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

A further local government reform in 1996 abolished Humberside, and the land south of the Humber was allocated to the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. These two areas became part of Lincolnshire for ceremonial purposes such as the Lord-Lieutenancy, but are not covered by the Lincolnshire police and are in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

The remaining districts of Lincolnshire are Boston, East Lindsey, Lincoln, South Holland, North Kesteven, South Kesteven, and West Lindsey. They are part of the East Midlands region.

A more recent event was the 27 February 2008 Lincolnshire earthquake, reaching between 4.7 and 5.3 on the Richter scale; it was one of the largest earthquakes to affect Britain in recent years.

Lincolnshire is home to Woolsthorpe Manor, birthplace and home of Sir Isaac Newton. Grantham also contains the still functioning Kings Grantham which was the school attended by Newton and its library still holds on the window sill his teenage signature.

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