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Sedgebrook

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 622
1851 H.O. 107 / 2138
1861 R.G. 9 / 2481
1871 R.G. 10 / 3544
1891 R.G. 12 / 2715
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Church History

St. Lawrence's Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

This village and parish lie 4 miles west of Grantham on the old Bingham Road to Nottingham, and 109 miles north of London by rail. It is bordered on the southeast by Barrowby, with Muston in Leicestershire just to the west. The parish includes about 1,650 acres.

The village itself lies just north of the A52 trunk road, with the Foston Beck just to the east of town, running northerly towards its destination at the River Witham. If you are planning a visit:

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History

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Land and Property

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Manors

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Maps

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Names, Geographical

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Names, Personal

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Politics and Government

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 207
1831 252
1841 250
1871 245
1881 221
1891 208
1911 168
1921 202
1931 151
1951 183
1961 175
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Schools

"In 1882 a new school, known locally as The Grammar School, was built by the Thorold Charity trustees near to the old village school together with a master's house and that building today is home to Nick and Sam Wade. In 1905 it became a secondary school for boys of the surrounding area. For many years the school employed a man of renown, G. W. Preston, as science master (the purpose-built Art and Science block still stands). Preston had previously taught science at King's School Grantham but he was dismissed without notice or payment after a disagreement with the governors. As a result of this injustice he made a fight through legal channels for school teachers' rights that resulted in a change of law establishing masters' rights to proper notice and compensation. In 1900 this hero of the teaching world became employed as Science Master at Sedgebrook Grammar School where he taught for nineteen years until the Grammar School was absorbed into King's School. Preston then transferred back to his old position where he taught for another four years until his retirement."
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[Last updated: 20-February-2014 - Louis R. Mills]