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Hemswell


Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 637
1851 H.O. 107 / 2119
1861 R.G. 9 / 2405
1871 R.G. 10 / 3442
1891 R.G. 12 / 2632
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Church History

All Saints Church

St. Edmund's chapel

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Hemswell is both a parish and a village lying in a valley about 8 miles east of Gainsborough and 9 miles north of Lincoln. The parish itself is bordered on the north by Willoughton parish, to the west by Corringham parish and to the south by Harpswell parish. The parish covers about 2,660 acres.

Hemswell village sits just off the main roads. The small hamlet of Spital (or Spital-in-the-Street) is 3 miles southeast and has its western part within Hemswell parish. Spital is divided by the A15 and A631 trunk roads. If you are planning a visit:

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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

The war memorial reads:

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

  1. John BELL
  2. James BIRKETT
  3. Arthur HOLMES
  4. Norman A LINSEY
  5. Harry MIDDLETON
  6. Bertie OGLESBY
  7. George PARISH
  8. William A PARISH
  9. Ernest REDHEAD
  10. Albert SHEPHERD

There is a separate brass plaque to James BIRKITT (spelling is different than shown) as above. Plaque is topped by an engraving of the Lincoln Regiment "Sphinx" cap badge, with the word EGYPT inscribed beneath. In Loving memory of Arthur James Birkitt of the 3rd Lincolns Regt. the much loved son of J and A Birkitt who was killed in action in France 12th April 1917 in his 24th year.
"He gave his life for his Country" - From one who held him in the greatest esteem.

A Second World War Memorial has the R.A.F Crest and motto "Per Ardua Ad Astra", and reads:

IN PROUD AND HONOURED MEMORY OF DOUGLAS JAMES POPPLE, FLIGHT SERGEANT R.A.F. WHO GAVE HIS LIFE ON ACTIVE SERVICE 24th JULY 1942 AGED 22 YEARS.
They died that we might live. Erected by his fellow parishioners.

Only Ernest REDHEAD is buried in the local churchyard. He was a private in the 10th Btn., Sherwood Foresters and died on 5 June 1917 at age 23, son of Henry and Eliza REDHEAD, of Glenthworth, LIN.

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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 258
1831 347
1851 436
1861 465
1871 391
1891 338
1901 310
1911 310
1931 282
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Schools

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