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Sempringham

Census

Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2095
1861 R.G. 9 / 2315 - 2319
1871 R.G. 10 / 3312 - 3313
1891 R.G. 12 / 2556
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Church History

St. Andrew's Church

Christ Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Sempringham is both a hamlet and a parish 106 miles north of London and 7 miles northeast of Bourne. Dowsby parish lies to the south and Billingborough to the north. The South Forty Foot Drain completes the eastern border.

The hamlet of Birthorpe and the small town (township, actually) of Pointon (sometimes "Poynton") are situated in Sempringham parish.

If you are planning a visit:

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History

Gwenllian of Wales was the daughter of the last native Prince of Wales. She was captured by the army of Edward I in 1283 and sent here, to Sempringham Abbey, where she was kept as a Nun. Edward did not want her to have a son who could lay claim to being the rightful Prince of Wales. He took the title and granted it to his heir-apparent, as has been done ever since. The princess was confined here for 50 years and died here in 1337.

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Manors

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Maps

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Military History

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF

  1. Pte. H. BATTERHAM
  2. " W. H. BRITTAIN
  3. " H. BUSH
  4. " A. J. CHESSUM
  5. " H. P. HARRIS
  6. " W. H. HARRIS
  7. " H. W. LITTLE
  8. " L. A. RIPPIN

WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
Their name liveth for evermore

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Military Records

The churchyard has one Commonwealth War Grave:

  1. Herbert Edward BATTERHAM, priv., Lincs, Rgt., age 26, died 26 Jan 1915.
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Names, Geographical

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 358
1831 490
1841 556
1871 569
1891 535
1911 533
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Schools

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[Last updated: 30-January-2014 - Louis R. Mills]