In 1778, the following church seat assignments were recorded in the parish register: Seats alloted (sic) in the Parish Church of Gayton on April 23 rd 1778. No 1 to Wm STANNILAND, 2 to Wm COOKE, 3 to Thos WILSON, 4 to Thos GLENTWORTH, 5 to John LEARY, 6 to John TYSON, 7 to Robt BRIAN, 8 to John KITCHING & his Cottager, 9 to Joseph WOODROOFFE, 10 to John ELVIN & his Cottager, 11 to Richard MAIDENS, 12 & 13 to Charles GOODHAND, 14 to Wm HOLLAND, 15 to Wm TAYLOR, (no 16) 17 The Minister's reading-Desk, 18 to Henry JAQUES, 19 to Thos PARISH, 20 to John HALGARTH & his Cottager, 21 to Robt HARRISTON, 22 to Widows WADSLEY & WILKINSON, 23 to Widows FROW & BRODWELL, 24 to Samuel MERRIKIN & his Cottager, 25 to John WILSON, 26 to the remaining Cottagers...by Steph FYTCHE Rector, Willm TAYLOR Churchwarden.
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This village and parish lies 138 miles north of London, 8 miles east-south-east of Louth and 6 miles north of Alford. The Great Eau River forms part of the parish boundary on the east. Withern parish is to the south. The parish covers about 2,280 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, the village lies just off the A157 which travels between Louth and Mablethorpe.
J. HANNAH-BRIGGS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.