This village and parish is ten miles north of Sleaford and ten miles south-east of Lincoln. The parish is a long, narrow structure, one mile wide and 11 miles long, running east to west. The east end of the parish is the River Witham. The parishes of Temple Bruer, Scopwick and Martin lie to the south and Metheringham to the north. Linwood, 3 miles east of the village, is a hamlet in the parish, as is Barf or Barff. The parish covers some 6,800 acres of Fen and black moorland.
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John Marius WILSON's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72:
"BLANKNEY, a parish in Sleaford district, Lincoln; 6 miles SW of Stixwould r. station, and 9 N of Sleaford. It includes the hamlet of Linwood; and has a post office under Sleaford. Acres, 6,000. Real property, £7,324. Pop., 560. Houses, 90. The property is divided among a few. Blankney Hall is the seat of H. Chaplin, Esq. Much of the surface was formerly a waste, over which travellers were guided by the Dunston pillar; but is now good turnip land. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £821. Patron, H. Chaplin, Esq. The church is good; and there is a national school "
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