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Dogdyke

Census

  • The parish was in the Swineshead sub-district of the Boston Registration District.
  • In 1894, the parish was re-assigned to the Billinghay sub-district of the Sleaford Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 615
1851 H.O. 107 / 2099 & 2100
1861 R.G. 9 / 2340
1871 R.G. 10 / 3346
1891 R.G. 120 / 2576

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Dogdyke area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The inhabitants attended the Anglican parish church in Chapel Hill.

Church Records

  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Lafford Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Swineshead sub-district of the Boston Registration District.
  • In 1894, the parish was re-assigned to the Billinghay sub-district of the Sleaford Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish are 118 miles north of London, 10.5 miles northwest of Boston, and about a mile south of Coningsby. The parish covers about 730 acres.

The village is just east of the River Witham. Tattershall Bridge is a hamlet in this parish. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A153 arterial road southwest out of Coningsby toward Sleaford. Turn left (east) after about one and a half miles toward Tattershall Bridge and Dogdyke.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Dogdyke which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Dogdyke has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Dogdyke to another place.

History

  • The land here used to be low marsh or fenland. In 1841 a steam engine of 35 horse-power was installed to drain the water into the river, rendering the land useful for crops and grazing.
  • The parish had a station on the Boston and Lincoln branch of the Great Northern railway. The station was on the east bank of the Witham, in Coningsby parish.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of The Hornblower on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2004.

Land and Property

  • In 1900, the principal landowners were the trustees of the late James MAYFIELD, John James WHEAT and Godfrey Charles WHEAT.
  • In 1912, George KEEBLE of Peterborough was the principal landowner.

Maps

  • See our "Maps" page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF209553 (Lat/Lon: 53.081224, -0.196495), Dogdyke which are provided by:

Military Records

The men and women who served in WWI and WWII are listed on the Billinghay War Memorial plaques in that church. See the Roll of Honour site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Lincolnshire that became a Civil Parish shortly after 1866.
  • The parish was in the ancient Langoe Wapentake in the North Kesteven division of the county, in the parts of Kesteven.
  • In December, 1880, a detached part of the parish was transferred to Amber Hill parish.
  • In March, 1884, the parish was reduced to enlarge Coningsby Civil Parish. In the same deal, Dogdyke Civil Parish received some land from Coningsby Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1931, the parish was reduced by 8 acres to enlarge South Kyme Civil Parish.
  • Four years later, in April, 1935, the parish was enlarged by 8 acres by gaining part of Harts Ground Civil Parish.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Kesteven District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1871 239
1881 200
1891 192
1901 180
1911 174
1921 168
1931 162
1951 247

Schools

  • A Board School was built at Tattershall Bridge in 1881 to hold up to 120 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.