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Swineshead

Description and Travel

Swineshead is both a village and parish about five miles west of Boston. The parish is just over 104 miles north of London. It is bounded on the south by Bicker parish. The parish covers about 7,100 acres of flat fenland, drained by many small canals. The parish contains the hamlets of Baythorpe, Holt Hill and Crossgates.

The village lies along the old Sleaford and Holbeach Road and on the south side of the Hammond Beck. This was an important market town until the middle of the seventeenth century. If you are planning a visit:

Swineshead Windmill

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 611
1851 H.O. 107 / 2099
1861 R.G. 9 / 2339
1871 R.G. 10 / 3345
1891 R.G. 12 / 2576
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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

A monument to the 50 men of the parish who died in World War I was erected in 1921.

Richard CROFT has a photograph of the War Memorial at Geo-graph.

John EMERSON, who retains the copyright, provides these photographs of the war memorial at Swineshead:

War memorial  plaque 1

plaque 2

plaque 3

plaque 4

plaque 5

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Military Records

For a list of the names on the Memorials, see the Memorial Names provided by John EMERSON.

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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
1801 1,544
1831 1,994
1841 2,079
1871 1,721
1881 1,626
1891 1,748
1901 1,752
1911 1,899
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Schools

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