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Croft

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2373
1871 R.G. 10 / 3390
1891 R.G. 12 / 2602
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Church History

Croft All Saints parish church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Croft is both a village and a parish that lie on the North Sea near the end of the A52 trunk road, almost two miles northeast of Wainfleet. Skegness parish lies to the northeast and Wainfleet St. Mary parish to the south, across the Steeping River. The parish includes the hamlets of Gibraltar and SeaCroft, as well as the Havenhouse Railway Station. The parish encompasses 5,525 acres.

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History

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Maps

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Military History

There is a good photograph of the War Memorial at Geo-graph taken by David Hitchborne.

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Military Records

John Emerson provides this list of names off the war memorial at Croft. He notes: "This memorial at Croft had sixteen names under the losses for 1914-1918, even though the memorial states fifteen. In addition a further name is soon to be added, the name of which is also noted. I also went into Croft church, and found a small memorial plaque details of which have been added at the end of these names."

In memory of the men of Croft who served their country
these fifteen gave their lives 1914-1918.

Name Notes Name Notes
F. BROWN E. POCKLINGTON
G. T. BROWN F. RHOADES
G. BURMAN J. WARD
H. E. FRITH H. W. WEST
J. A. HASTINGS W. W. WEST
A. HEWISON H. WHITE
W. HEWISON A. WOODS
A. M. POCKLINGTON G. C. WOODS

Also to be added to WW1 Company Sgt Major A.E. Broughton D.C.M.  D Company

These three gave their lives 1939-1945

Name Notes Name Notes
Raymond Thomas BROUGHTON RFA William Stacey SEARBY RAFVR
Edgar Sydney HEWITT RAF 57 Squadron

John Emerson adds, "I think the remaining names that were found on the memorial, were men that took part in WW1, but returned home alive, they are as follows:"

Name Notes Name Notes Name Notes Name Notes Name Notes
H. ARMSTRONG C. FRITH D. JARVIS M. PETTY Wm. TIMSON
J. A. BAKER E. CODD W. E. KIME C. PINNER W. TIMSON
F. BAKER J. HALL F. A. LARDER H. T. RIGGALL A. J.. TIMSON
J. C. BARRATT J. P. HAMMOND J. W. LARDER T. W. SANDERSON F. TIMSON
F. R. BEAN J. HARRISON A. LEA A. SANDERSON C. TYSON
G. W. BRAY J. HARRISON S. C. MILLER H. SANDERSON A. TYSON
H. E. BROWN W. HOLLAND G. H. MILLER H. R. SEARBY H. TYSON
H. J. CHAMBERLAIN B. HOLLAND W. E. MODDY W. SIMPSON EYRE T. WAITE
G. H. COOK A. HOLLAND F. MODDY G. STEEL T. WAITE
F. COTMAN F. HOWARD H. PARKER E. SWINTON M. WILLERTON
T. S. CRAN F. JACKSON J. PEACOCK J. W. TATMAN S. J. WOODS
A. EMERSON W. JACKSON W. PEARCE H. H. TEAR A. WOODS
A. EPTON E. JANNEY

John Emerson adds, "Found in the church:"

In memory of F/O Rene J.C.A. Dupraz 53 O.T.U. R.C.A.F. of White Rock, B.C. Canada
Died in a flying accident (spitfire P79851)
15/6/1943 at Croft, Nr. Skegness, Lincolnshire.

There is a photograph of the memorial and a list of the names on it at the Roll of Honour site.

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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 379
1831 546
1871 858
1881 752
1891 635
1911 670
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Schools

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[Last updated: 29-August-2012 - Louis R. Mills]