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Friskney

Description and Travel

Friskney is both a village and a parish that lie on the sea coast 120 miles north of London, on the A52 trunk road north out of Boston, about 14 miles distant. Wainfleet St. Mary parish forms the northern border and the North Sea the eastern boundary. The parish is low-lying salt marsh, about 7,000 acres of reclaimed tidal flats and a part of the area known as "The Fens". Friskney Flats is a large sand bank off shore. Key's Toft and part of Wainfleet Bank are in the parish.

Some important points about the village of Friskney:

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Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 633
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2373
1871 R.G. 10 / 3388
1881 R.G. 11 / 3254
1891 R.G. 12 / 2602
1901 R.G. 13 / 3074
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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History

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

My Mum was born and lived in Friskney until she married my Dad and moved away from Lincolnshire. On a visit a few weeks ago to one of her brothers who still lives there, his wife was telling us about the special service which had recently been held in the village in memory of 3 people who died when a plane crashed into their house one night during the war. Mum said "Oh, yes, I remember that." Apparently, Mum had seen it happen. She was cycling home from a dance in the village hall and saw the plane fly over and narrowly miss her own home. It went on over the fields but made a direct hit on a house in the village killing a husband and wife and their young daughter. Mum was so upset by what had happened, that she lost her balance and fell off her bike into the dyke, knocking herself unconscious for a couple of minutes! My Mum used to work for the Post office delivering telegrams during the war.
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Military Records

The war memorial stands outside the church. To see it and the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

Click here to see a transcription of the Friskney War Memorial.

There are three Commonwealth War Graves in Friskney Cemetery. One from WWI and two from World War II.

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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 691
1831 1,457
1851 1,659
1871 1,668
1881 1,477
1891 1,373
1911 1,373
1991 1,372
2001 1,453
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Schools

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