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Middle Rasen (Drax and Tupholme)


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 642
1851 H.O. 107 / 2115
1861 R.G. 9 / 2394
1871 R.G. 10 / 3424
1881 R.G. 11 / 3281
1891 R.G. 12 / 2623
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Church History

St. Peter's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Middle Rasen is a both a parish and a village of the same name. Buslingthorpe parish lies to the south and Market Rasen parish lies 1 mile to the south-west. The parish covers about 3,600 acres.

The village sits astride the Rase River. In some Directories you will find the village listed as being partly in two parishes: Middle Rasen Drax and Middle Rasen Tupholme. If you are planning a visit:

Middle Rasen village sign

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The The ancient stone bridge across the River Rase was replaced by a new one in 1869.

The parish had a Public House named the Nag's Head on Gainsborough road as early as 1842. This establishment is still open. For a photograph, see Geo-graph. Names associated with the Inn are:

Year  Person
1842 William NAYLOR, vict.
1868 Enoch CHESTER, farmer
1872 John SAUNBY, horse breaker
1882 John SAUNBY, vict.
1900 Mrs. Harriet HIBBETT
1913 John Chas. RAWLINSON
1930 Edwd. I. BURNETT

John Charles RAWLINSON, above, was born in Market Rasen circa 1859.

There's not much to see in the 1881 census (R.G. 11/3281 folio 86):

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
head John SAUNBY M 63 Waddinham, Lincolnshire
wife Harriet SAUNBY F 61 Lincoln, Lincolnshire
dau. Elizabeth SAUNBY F 30 Louth, Lincolnshire
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Military History

The War Memorial for both World Wars is a plaque inside St. Peter's church. Photo taken by John FIRTH.

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1801 403
1831 685
1841 831
1871 982
1881 928
1891 810
1901 677
1911 711
1921 761
1931 808
1951 910
1961 916
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