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Whaplode

Description and Travel

Whaplode is both a village and parish about 100 miles north of London between the towns of Spalding and Holbeach. The parish is a long, narrow affair, running north to south, and incorporates the hamlets of Whaplode Drove, Dowsdale, Sheppeau Stow, Postland and most of Saracens Head. Moulton parish is neighbor to the west and Holbeach parish to the east. The area of 10,200 acres is flat fenland, drained by many small canals.

The Whaplode River runs through the village on its way to join the River Welland. If you are planning a visit:

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Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 612
1851 H.O. 107 / 2097
1861 R.G. 9 / 2326
1871 R.G. 10 / 3326 & 3332
1891 R.G. 12 / 2566 & 2569
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Church History

St. Mary's Church

St. John the Baptist Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

There are three Commonwealth War Graves in Whaplode Cemetery:

World War I:

  1. Cyril John Digby HARRISON, priv., 20th Hussars, age 19, died 9 March 1916. Son of Son of John T. and Sarah E. HARRISON.

World War II:

  1. Leslie CHAPMAN, flight srgt., 61 Sqdn. RAF Vol. Rsrv., age 23, died 1 Feb. 1945. Son of Ernest and Eva Ellen CHAPMAN.
  2. George Alfred FULLER, gunner, 381 Bty. Royal Artillery, age 21, died 28 Aug. 1942. Husband of Mildred FULLER.
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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
1831 1,998
1871 2,602
1881 2,375
1891 2,216
1901 2,270
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Probate Records

John BLAND provides a transcript of the will of Joseph EASON of Whaplode Drove.

John BLAND also provides a transcript of the will of William EASON of Whaplode Drove.

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Schools

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