The Baptists erected a chapel here in 1867. It was also used by the Primitive Methodists. The chapel is still in use. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Ian YARHAM has a photograph of the Baptist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.
Hacconby (sometimes Haconby or Hackonby) is both a town and a parish three and a half miles northeast of Bourne. Morton parish lies to the south. The South Forty Foot Drain completes the eastern border. The parish covers about 2,600 acres.
The hamlet of Stainfield (Stenfield) lies in Hacconby parish, one mile west of the village. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A15 trunk road, formerly known as the "Great Road from London to Lincoln," which passes down the west side of the parish..
Many Roman antiquities have been found here. Stainfield was reportedly once a Roman Station and the site of a mineral spring in use since antiquity.
In Roman times, Hacconby was prime sheep pasturage. Archeology reveals that up to 100,000 sheep were raised in the parish.
Bob HARVEY has a photograph of the village Chestnut tree. planted in 1897, on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014.
Rex NEEDLE has a photograph of the Hare and Hounds Public Houseon Geo-graph, taken in October, 1999. The pub started out in 1617 as the Red Lion and later became the Sportsman before it assumed its present name.
Hacconby Hall, in 1913 the property of Thomas Whyment ATKINSON and the residence of Edward Claude GRIFFITH, is a stone house in the Jacobean style, although parts of it date from the Tudor period. It was built by General FYNNE, an aide-de-camp to Oliver CROMWELL. The general settled here after the great rebellion.
Bob HARVEY has a photograph of Haconby House. built in 1895, on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014.
The name Hacconby is from the Old Scandinavian Hakon+by, for "farmstead of Hakon", appearing in the 1086 Domesday Book as Hacunesbi. A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.
This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
The parish was in the ancient Aveland Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
In the 20th century, the parish has merged with nearby Stainfield to become the "Hacconby and Stainfield Parish". You can contact the Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history research.