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Billinghay (with Walcot)

Description and Travel

This village, township and parish are 9 miles northeast of Sleaford, on the A153 trunk road. Timberland parish is to the north, and Digby parish to the west. The parish covers 3,671 acres.

Walcot, often spelled Walcott, is a hamlet (and township) in Billinghay parish, northwest of Billinghay village. Dogdyke was a township in the parish, but most of the township is now a separate parish. If you are planning a visit:

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 615
1861 R.G. 9 / 2340 & 2341
1871 R.G. 10 / 3347
1891 R.G. 12 / 2577
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Church History

Billinghay St. Michael parish church

Billinghay St. Michael parish church

Billinghay St. Oswald Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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History

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Billinghay War Memorial and the names on the plaques in the church, see the Roll of Honour site.

There is one World War II grave in the St. Michael Churchyard:

  1. Cyril LAMYMAN, sapper, Royal Engineers, age 37, died 2 Feb. 1944. Husband of Mabel.
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Names, Geographical

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Newspapers

Here's a newspaper clipping mentioning the village. Unfortunately, the newspspaer's name is lost, but the date is 13 Oct. 1917: Diane Maltby

BILLINGHAY
MILITARY MEDALLIST.- We are pleased to announce that Lce.-Corpl. Atkin, of the Leinsters, has come home on ten days' leave from France after winning the Military Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty. He is in the best of health and spirits, although he has endured some very hard times in the trenches. He has been out in France for eleven months, and has the distinction of being the first Billinghay boy to win honours.
ON LEAVE.- Lieut. W. Cullen has been visiting Billinghay on leave from France. - Pte. Albert Atkin, who some time ago was seriously wounded, has been home for a few days' leave from Hospital in Scotland.
WESLEYAN CHAPEL.- On Sunday week the harvest thanksgiving services were held in connection with the above church. Eloquent sermons were preached by the Rev. Bishop, of Sleaford. The chapel had been tastefully decorated for the occasion with flowers, fruit, etc. Mrs. Goodman (North Kyme) presided at the organ. On Thursday evening the Rev. Lee (Metheringham) preached. The fruit, vegetables, etc., were afterwards sold by Mr. William Ravell.

And from 27 Oct. 1917: Diane Maltby

ROAD ACCIDENT.- On Monday, Samuel Gibson, of Ropsley, was found lying in an unconscious condition on the main road, near Tattershall Bridge, a pony and cart being close by. No one knew how he came there, and it is supposed that the pony ran away, the man falling off the trap and being run over. Inspector Taylor had him brought to Sleaford Infirmary.
DEATH.- We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Porter Atchinson, who during the last few years had resided with her daughter in Nottingham. The deceased, who was in her 85th year, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frances Gilbert, seed merchants of this village.
A BILLINGHAY HERO [with photograph]
Our photograph is of Lance-Corporal Walter Atkin, who was awarded the Military Medal, particulars of which appeared in a recent issue.
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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 579
1841 1,245
1871 1,501
1881 1,440
1891 1,315
1901 1,283
1911 1,288
1921 1,226
1931 1,222
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Schools

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