Lincolnshire logo

Gosberton

Description and Travel

Gosberton is both a village and parish which lies about 110 miles north of London. It is also 6 miles northwest of Spalding and lies southwest of Boston. The parish includes the hamlets of Cheal, Belne, Rigbolt (Rightbolt), Westhorpe and part of Risegate and is bounded on the north by Quadring parish and on the southeast by Surfleet parish. The parish covers 7,729 acres of flat fenland, drained by many small canals.

The village lies just north of the Risegate Eau drain. For researchers who wish to visit:

Top

Cemeteries

Top

Census

 Census
Year
 Piece Numbers
1851 H.O. 107/2096
1861 R.G. 9 / 2322
1871 R.G. 10 / 3346
1881 R.G. 11/3202
1891 R.G. 12/2561
Top

Church History

Saints Peter and Paul Church

Saints Gilbert and Hugh Church

Top

Church Records

Top

Civil Registration

Top

History

"We understand on good authority that the terms of the deed whereby Earl Brownlow granted a piece of land for the erection of this building having been violated at a recent Volunteer Corps dinner by the sale of intoxicating liquors in it, the good Templars took the matter up and have informed the magistrates of the deed and that for the future the magistrates have informed them that no such licence was granted.

We hope the authorities over the building did not know that application for the licence was made, though it is difficult to understand in so small a place that common gossip did not reach their ears.

We hear that other parties propose to violate another part of the conditions by having a bar there, which is contrary to the deed whereby the Earl made the grant.

We are open to contradiction and hope we are wrong but the thin end of the wedge has been allowed to be put in.

We ask.... Who is to blame?"
Top

Manors

Top

Maps

Top

Military History

Top

Military Records

Top

Names, Geographical

Top

Names - Personal

Famous people of Gosberton include:

Other surnames in the parish records include HUDSON, HUNTON(S), BARRON, and EVERITT/EVERETT/EVERIT.

Top

Politics and Governance

Top

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Top

Population

     Year  Inhabitants
1801 1,189
1831 1,951
1871 2,167
1881 2,104
1891 1,825
1901 1,825
1911 1,973
1921 2,022
1991 2,678
Top

Schools

Top

Return to the Alphabetical Index


Last updated on 1-September-2012
Click here to send any questions and/or comments about this site to the Lincolnshire County Coordinator.

© 2002 EnglandGenWeb Project