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Fosdyke (or Fossdyke)

Description and Travel

Fosdyke is both a village and parish almost 100 miles north of London, near the mouth of the River Welland, where that river empties into The Wash. The parish lies about 6 miles north-west of Holbeach and about 8 miles south of Boston. The parish is bounded on the north by Kirton parish, to the west by Algarkirk parish and by the River Welland on the south. The area is flat fenland, drained by many small canals and covers over 2,000 acres.

The "sea bank" protects the village from high water on the River Welland. A Fosdyke Fen also exists near Holland Fen on the River Witham to the north. If you are planning a visit:

Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2331 & 2340
1871 R.G. 10 / 3334
1881 R.G. 11 / 3213
1891 R.G. 12 / 2570
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Church History

All Saints 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

Inside All Saints church is this War Memorial:

In memory of our glorious dead 1914-1918

J.   Ashton
F.S. Bett
J.W. Bosnell
J.   Buck
A.E. Burks
W.   Hallam
G.   Higgins
J.S. Johnson
H.E. Kitchen
G.A. Lane
G.   Lineham
J.W. Nicholls
E.   Royce
G.E. Smith
J.W. Smith
E.M. Thompson
F.H. Thompson

Their name liveth for evermore

In memory of those who died 1939-1945 War

N. Blakeley
T. Burdall
J. Mudd
W. Sands
J. Smith
W. Suckling
L. Sutherill
T. Snaith
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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
1831 401
1871 631
1881 477
1891 433
1911 449
1991 486
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Schools

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