In 1767, large parts of this fen were drained and divided up between the eleven surrounding parishes. In 1861 many of these extra-parocial plots or parishes were constituted as parishes in their own right.
The parish was in the ancient Kirton Wapentake in the Borough of Boston in the parts of Holland.
In 1880, Amber Hill, a 30-acre gravel field and extra-parochial area, was formed as a new civil parish. It had been part of this parish's ecclesiastical area. See Amber Hill parish page for more information.
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A School Board was formed in Jan., 1879, forming the North-East Holland Fen United district. It covered the areas of Brothertoft, Ferry Corner Plot, Fosdyke, Harts Ground, North Forty Foot Bank, Pelham's Lands & Swineshead.
The South-West Holland Fen United district formed in May, 1880. It covered the areas of Algarkirk Fen, Amberhill, Dogdyke & Sutterton Fen.
Hedgehog Bridge School was built in 1880 to hold up to 85 children.
Barley Sheaf School was built in 1882 to hold up to 80 children.
Amberhill Board School was built in 1882 to hold up to 134 children.
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