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Torksey


Description and Travel

Torksey is a village, a township and parish which sits on the western edge of the Wolds about 146 miles north of London, seven miles south of Gainsborough and nine miles west of Lincoln. The Fossdyke Canal passes just south of the village and connects to the River Trent, which is the western boundary of the parish. Marton parish is to the north and Fenton parish to the south.

The parish contains three ancient townships: Torksey, Hardwick and Brampton. Hardwick is a district of scattered farms about 3 miles south-east of Torskey village on the east side of the Fossdyke Canal. Brampton is an area one mile north-east of Torskey village, known in the 19th century for its fine pottery and porcelain called "Torskey Ware". "Torksey Ware" has been found from the 12th century on. Brampton is shown on some maps as a separate parish, but the website author has found no record of this. If you are planning a visit:

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2411
1871 R.G. 10 / 3449
1891 R.G. 12 / 2637
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Church History

St. Peter'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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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 236
1831 381
1841 615
1851 438
1861 379
1871 372
1891 376
1911 330
1991 506
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Schools

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Last updated on 15-January-2014
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