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Grayingham

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2119
1861 R.G. 9 / 2406
1871 R.G. 10 / 3442
1891 R.G. 12 / 2632
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Church History

St. Radegund's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Grayingham is both a parish and a village about nine miles northeast of Gainsborough and ten miles south of Scunthorpe. The parish itself is bordered on the north by Kirton in Lindsey parish, on the east by the old Roman Road "Ermine Street", and to the south by Blyborough parish. The parish covers about 1,730 acres. The parish is on the Cliff range and a tributary of the River Eau rises from this parish.

Grayingham is a small village. If you are planning a visit:

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History

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Land and Property

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Maps

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Military Records

Inside the parish church is a small but lovely marble and carved stone Memorial which reads:

Steve Morse tells us (2006):

  "Herbert Simpson was in 'D' Company 2nd Lincolns. He may have been a regular and the Battalion came back from Bermuda at the start of the war. 25th Brigade, 8th Division. he would have died in The Battle of Aubers (Ridge) 9th May 1916. He is commemorated on the Plugstreet (Ploegsteert) Memorial. This memorial should have been closer to were the men died but the French would not have it. Luckily the Belgians gave land just inside their border. Interesting place - Hitler was near there as was Churchill. The 1914 Christmas Truce also took place near there.
  Fred Harrison - He shows the problems encountered without service number and battalion - Two Fred Harrison's (at least) died on 31 July 1917 and are both on the Menin Gate Memorial. Neither on the CWGC site gives any extra detail. - but -
  He was in the 2nd Lincolns and from Horncastle. He would have died in the first battle of 3rd Ypres (sometimes called Passchendaele by people who should know better)
  The 1st battle of 3rd Ypres being - Battle of Pilckem 31st July - 2nd August 1917.
  Sydney Douglas was in the 2nd Manchester Regt but from Grimsby. Despite dying in 1920 he is commemorated on the Basra Memorial (nothing changes)."
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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 94
1831 137
1841 157
1851 152
1861 135
1871 166
1881 167
1891 158
1911 165
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Schools

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[Last updated: 18-January-2014 - Louis R. Mills]