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Bassingham

"A parish in the lower division of the wapentake of Boothby-Graffoe, parts of Kestevan, county of Lincoln, 9 miles (S.W. by S) from Lincoln, containing 613 inhabitants. The living is a rectory in the Archdeaconry and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the King's books at 26, 16, 3 BPS and in the patronage of the President and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The rector allows an annuity of 4BPS for teaching poor children. The several manor-houses in the parish are occupied as farm-houses."
Topographical Dictionary of England 1831, page 108

Description and Travel

Bassingham is a parish and village approximately 9 miles SSW of Lincoln and 9 miles NE of Newark on Trent. Thurlby parish borders on the northwest, Norton Disney parish lies to the west and Carlton le Moorland to the south. The River Witham is part of the northern and western border. The parish covers about 1,980 acres, which is less than the 3,000 covered in 1841.

The village of Bassingham lies just southeast of the River Withern. If you are planning a visit:

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2477
1881 R.G. 11 / 3374
1891 R.G. 12 / 2712
1901 R.G. 13 / 3062
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Church History

Bassingham Saint Michael's church

Bassingham Saint Michael's church

Bassingham Saint Michael's church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Land and Property

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

For a photograph of the War Memorial and the names on the plinth, see the Roll of Honour site.

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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 413
1841 792
1871 853
1881 725
1891 648
1901 614
1911 647
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Schools

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