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Kirkstead

Note: Researchers should be aware that there is at least one other Kirkstead parish in England.

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2108
1861 R.G. 9 / 2370
1871 R.G. 10 / 3384
1891 R.G. 12 / 2600
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Church History

St. Leonard's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Kirkstead is both a village and parish in the vale of the River Witham 122 miles north of London and 7 miles south-west of Horncastle. Woodhall and Martin parishes border to the north, Kirkby on Bain to the east, and Tattershall Thorpe township is to the south. The River Witham flows along the south-west border of the parish. The parish area before 1930 was about 1,550 acresand about 1,440 thereafter. The hamlet of Town End is 1 mile north-east of the church.

Kirkstead village is a small affair, south-west of Woodhall Spa, west off of the B1192 trunk road. The village is alongside the River Witham. If you are planning a visit:

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History

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Maps

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Military History

In St. Leonard's church is an Oak tablet memorial to the five men of World War One from Kirkstead who did not return home.

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Kirkstead War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 131
1811 110
1821 132
1831 179
1841 180
1851 175
1871 148
1881 114
1891 127
1911 117
1961 85
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Schools

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[Last updated: 8-November-2013 - Louis R. Mills]