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Thimbleby

Note: There is a Thimbleby in North Yorkshire as well.

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

St. Margaret Church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Thimbleby is both a village and a parish about one mile west of Horncastle. The parish and village overlook the valley of the River Bain, and is bordered on the north by Edlington parish, to the south by Langton and on the west by Horsington. The parish is in the west part of The Wolds and covered about 2,560 acres in the early 1800's. At that time, the parish held land at Tower Moor and Wildmore Fen (some 12 miles south of the parish), but by 1872 the parish had been reduced in size to 1,770 acres. About 1881, the Wildmore Fen allotment was transferred to the new parish of Wildmore and the parish reduced in size once more, now to 1,385 acres.

Thimbleby village sits in a small vale and lies on both sides of the road to Lincoln. If you are planning a visit:

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Land and Property

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Manors

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Maps

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Military Records

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

There is one Commonwealth War Grave in St. Margaret's churchyard from post-World War I:

  1. M. BRACKENBURY, srgt., 2nd Btn. Lincolnshire Regt., age 26, died 24 Jan. 1921.
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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 224
1811 316
1821 384
1831 364
1841 398
1851 492
1871 454
1881 393
1891 221
1901 219
1911 195
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Schools

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[Last updated: 25-October-2013 - Louis R. Mills]