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Folkingham (also "Falkingham")

Folkingham, "a small but ancient and well-built market town, is pleasantly situated on the Lincoln and London road, on the southern acclivity of a picturesque valley, 3 miles W. of Billingborough Railway station, on the Bourn and Sleaford branch of the Great Northern system, 9 miles N. of Bourn and S. of Sleaford, and 12 miles E. by S. of Grantham."
White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire, 1872"

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2095
1861 R.G. 9 / 2316
1871 R.G. 10 / 3313
1891 R.G. 12 / 2556
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Church History

St. Andrew's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Correctional Institutions

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Description and Travel

This village and parish is bisected by the A15 trunk road as it travels north from Bourne to Sleaford. The parish lies just about midway between the two, some 26 miles southeast of Lincoln. Laughton parish lies to the south and Wolcot parish to the north. A small stream runs past the northeast side of the village, enventually joining the South Forty Foot Drain on the other side of Billingborough. The parish covers slightly more than 1,861 acres.

Folkingham is a large village with an attractive square, dominated by the Greyhound Inn, a tall three-storey building from the 17th century. It offered hotel accommodations, meals and liquid refreshments, but closed several years ago and is falling into decline (JB). The town was a popular stop for coaches in the 19th Century.

If you are planning a visit:

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History

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Folkingham War Memorial in St. Andrew's Church and the names on it, see 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 531
1831 744
1841 781
1871 696
1891 502
1911 479
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Probate Records

Ros DUNNING provides a transcript of the will of BROOKE, John Moore of Folkingham.

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Schools

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[Last updated: 19-April-2014 - Louis R. Mills]