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Horsington

Cemeteries

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Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2107
1861 R.G. 9 / 2368
1871 R.G. 10 / 3382
1891 R.G. 12 / 2598
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Church History

All Saints Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Horsington is both a village and a parish. The parish lies about five miles west of Horncastle. The parish itself is bounded on the north by Wispington parish, to the west by Bucknall, on the south by Stixwould and on the east by Woodhall. One arm of the parish slips under Bucknall and ends at the River Witham on the southwest. The parish is in the western edge of The Wolds and covers about 1,900 acres.

The parish includes the ancient village of Horsington and a number of scattered farms in the area. The village is about 3 and 1/2 miles east of the River Witham. If you are planning a visit:

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History

Year  Person
1900 -- not listed --
1913 -- not listed --
1930 William DONSON, beer retailer

The Old Baronet Inn, which dated from the 1600s, has closed and has been sold as a private residence.

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Land and Property

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Maps

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Military History

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Military Records

In the church is a memorial brass to Col. Bonar Millet DEANE who fell at the battle of Laings Nek in South Africa on 28 Jan. 1881.

Another memorial brass is in memory of Lieut. Evan Cowper SMITH who died of fever in Afganistan, 16 July 1880 aged 19.

And a third memorial brass is in memory of Capt. Arthur Monroe Cowper SMITH who died of injuries while shooting big game on the Pungwe River on 28 Sept. 1898.

In the churchyard is a Commonwealth War Grave from World War I for:

  1. H. LONGTHORN, priv., 4th Btn. Training Reserve, age 18, died 15 Mar. 1917. Son of George and H. S. LONGTHORN.
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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 183
1811 216
1821 322
1831 323
1841 345
1851 399
1871 397
1881 360
1891 266
1901 220
1911 224
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Schools

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[Last updated: 6-November-2013 - Louis R. Mills]