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Heckington

Description and Travel

Heckington is both a village and a parish. The parish is about 117 miles north of London, 5 miles east of Sleaford and 11 miles west of Boston on the Swineshead road (now the A17 and A1121) that runs between Sleaford and Boston. The parish itself is bounded on the north by Asgarby and South Kyme parishes, to the west by Burton Pedwardine and on the south by Great Hale parish. The parish is from one to two miles broad and 6 miles long, extending five miles east of the village out to the South Forty Foot Drain. It covers about 5,300 acres anc includes the hamlets of Garwick and Oatsheaf.

The village of Heckington is now a small town, situated on a slight hill overlooking the Fens to the east. The Car Dyke passes just east of town. The hamlet of East Heckington lies a mile further east of the village.

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Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2101
1861 R.G. 9 / 2345
1871 R.G. 10 / 3352
1891 R.G. 12 / 2579
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Church History

St. Andrew's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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History

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Land and Property

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

To see the outside War Memorial and a list of names of those who served, see the Roll of Honour website.

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Names, Geographical

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Newspapers

Here's a newspaper clipping mentioning the village. Unfortunately, the newspaper´s name is lost, but the date is 27 Oct. 1917. Right-hand columns are incomplete but I think it is possible to work out most of the context. I´ve used * to indicate gaps of lengths I could only guess at: Diane Maltby

HECKINGTON
WOUNDED, BUT MA *PROGRESS.- On Monday last, * Corporal S. Beck, of the Li* an official intimation from * that their son was lying * at a Casualty Clearing Sta* from severe wounds. Corpl. * in France two years, and hi* will be glad to learn that a * ed in several places by shrap* ing satisfactory progress.
WAR SAVINGS ASSOC* Meeting of the Committee w* parish room, on the 18th * Godson presiding. At the * Rev. Twentyman, a vote* on the sudden bereavement * member, Mr. T. Curt, w* passed. Mr. W. Key, the * presented a statement, sh* members now number 243, * and 98 males, and amount* September, 1916, £5,583 17s. * purchased 7.205 at 15s 6d * resolved that in future o* completing his card, he sh* earliest dated certificate h* sociation. The auditor's * half-year ended 30th Septe* read. The committee c* members on what has been * trust that more will join * work. It is a splendid inv[?] * spare cash, and it is helping* war. The hon. Secretary at * room on Saturdays, from 7 * he, or his co-worker, Mr. * pleased to call on any like [?] * Try our Crown Mixtur* Higgs, Sleaford - Advt.
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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 1,042
1811 1,261
1841 1,558
1851 1,581
1871 1,865
1881 1,766
1891 1,686
1901 1,604
1911 1,666
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