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Great Hale (Hale Magna)

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 619
1861 R.G. 9 / 2345
1871 R.G. 10 / 3352
1891 R.G. 12 / 2579
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Church History

St. John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

This parish and the village now called "Hale" lies just south of Heckington parish and 5 miles 6 miles east-south-east of Sleaford. Little Hale parish is to the south-west. The parish includes about 3,700 acres and is crossed by the Car Dyke to the east of the village.

Hale itself seems almost a suburb of Heckington. If you are planning a visit:

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Maps

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Military History

Robert MALLORY, who retains the copyright, provides this photograph of the war memorial at Great Hale:

War memorial

Robert MALLORY, who retains the copyright, provides this photograph of the war memorial plaque:

plaque 1

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Great Hale War Memorials and the list of names on them, see the Roll of Honour site.

Notes:

  1. See Newspapers (below)
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Names, Geographical

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Newspapers

Here's a newspaper clipping mentioning the village. Unfortunately, the newspaper's name is lost, but the date is 13 Oct. 1917: Diane Maltby

GREAT HALE
DIED OF WOUNDS.- Sergt. A. D. Shaw, R.F.A., son of Mr. R. D. C. Shaw, and son-in-law of the vicar, was wounded on the 2nd inst., and died in hospital in France on the 5th. The deceased soldier joined the Boston Battery soon after the war began, and was sent to France early in 1915, where he remained, with the exception of two short furloughs, until his death. He took part in many engagements, and was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry in October, 1916. In January of the present year he was married to Miss G. McKenzie, daughter of the Vicar. He was wounded in the spring, but ..
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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

     Year  Inhabitants
1801 627
1811 710
1841 1,008
1851 1,008
1861 687
1871 759
1881 708
1891 615
1901 568
1911 530
1921 583
1931 655
1951 586
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Schools

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[Last updated: 10-December-2012 - Louis R. Mills]