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Note: There is a Walesby parish in Nottingham, also.


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 648
1861 R.G. 9 / 2395
1871 R.G. 10 / 3425
1891 R.G. 12 / 2624
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Church History

"Apparently the original church of Walesby, All Saints, was situated on an eminence. In Kelly's 1896, this church being very dilapidated and inconveniently situated, an iron church has been erected in the village to hold 140 persons and is licensed by the Bishop for divine worship until the restoration or rebuilding, on a new site, of the parish Church. This iron church would be an example of what was often provided as a temporary building or for a congregation that were too poor to pay for a stone or brick one. The iron refers to the corrugated iron with which it was clad. I understand that you could buy these as a kit of parts. Although these were intended to have a short life only, some have survived to the present day and have acquired listed building status.

It was still in use in 1913, but in 1914 a new church of St Mary and All Saints was erected and presumably the old iron one was demolished or sold."
"The iron church at Walesby was sold (not demolished) when the new Saint Mary's opened in 1914. It went on to have a useful life as a tempory church in Linwood and still stands there today but now in a rather dilapidated, unused state. A photo taken in 2010 can be seen at Picasa Web."

Walesby Saint Mary's church

Walesby All Saints church

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Walesby is both a village and a parish in the Wold Hills, 3 miles northeast of Market Rasen and 7 miles south of Caistor. Tealby parish lies to the southeast. The parish covers about 3,600 acres and includes the hamlets of Risby and Otby.

If you are planning a visit:

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Walesby War Memorials and the names on them, see the Roll of Honour site.

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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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    Year  Inhabitants
1801 167
1831 223
1871 325
1881 322
1891 305
1901 267
1911 292
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