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Colsterworth

Description and Travel

Colsterworth is both a village and parish on the River Witham. Colsterworth is 102 miles north of London, just 8 miles south of the town of Grantham and only 2 miles south of the parish of Easton. The parish extends westward to Cringle Brook and the county of Leicestershire. The parish covers about 3,600 acres and includes the hamlets of Woolsthorpe and Twyford.

Woolsthorpe hamlet is an ancient village, lying about a mile west of Colsterworth. It was here that Sir Isaac NEWTON reportedly saw an apple fall, circa 1665, giving rise to his theories on gravitation. If you are planning a visit:

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Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2347
1871 R.G. 10 / 3355
1891 R.G. 12 / 2582
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Church History

Colsterworth St. John the Baptist church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

There is a photograph of the memorial and a list of the names on it at the Roll of Honour site.

There is a second set of memorials and a rolls of honour at the Roll of Honour site.

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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    ;Year  Inhabitants
1801 649
1831 899
1841 1,017
1851 1,345
1861 1,163
1871 1,068
1881 986
1891 894
1901 804
1911 789
1921 764
1931 824
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Schools

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