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Bassingthorpe

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Census

  • The parish was in the Colsterworth sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • Starting in 1891 the parish was in the "Grantham South" sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 615
1851 H.O. 107 / 2102
1861 R.G. 9 / 2347
1871 R.G. 10 / 3355
1891 R.G. 12 / 2582
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Thomas a Becket.
  • Saint Thomas a Becket Church is over 800 years old.
  • The church was restored in 1904.
  • The church seats 100.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Thomas' Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2005.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1542.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Beltisloe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Colsterworth sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • Starting in 1891 the parish was in the "Grantham South" sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

Bassingthorpe is a village and a parish about 6 miles south-east of Grantham. The hamlet of Westby lies in this parish. The parish covers about 1,800 acres.

If you are planning a visit, see:

  • The village of Bassingthorpe is just east of the A1 motorway north of Colsterworth.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Bassingthorpe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bassingthorpe has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Manors

  • Bassingthorpe Hall was the seat and property of Thomas CONEY, a rich merchant who was high sheriff of Rutland in 1573.
  • In the 1950s, Bassingthorpe Hall was owned by a Mr. and Mrs. POLLARD. [Valerie Wells, 2009]
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of Bassingthorpe Manor on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2005.
  • Here is a photo of the Manor House, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright), with the church in the foreground:

 

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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK966285 (Lat/Lon: 52.845353, -0.567145), Bassingthorpe which are provided by:

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Military Records

For a photograph of the War Memorial plaque in the church and the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

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Names, Geographical

  • In 1202, the parish is listed as "Basewintorp", meaning "outlying farmstead or hamlet".
  • The parish is listed in many sources as "Bassingthorpe-cum-Westby".
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish of Lincolnshire and became a Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Betisloe Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
  • This place was abolished as a Civil Parish in 1931.
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and now hold periodic Parish Meetings with the residents of Bitchfield to discuss civic and political issues.
  • For today's district governance, contact the South Kesteven District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • The poor of the parish have the interest from £50, left by Anne FISHER in 1769.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Grantham Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spittlegate petty sessional hearings.
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 158
1841 137
1851 487
1861 154
1871 144
1881 136
1891 138
1901 129
1911 116
1921 78
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Schools

  • The Bitchfield Unified School District was formed in November, 1875, and included this parish. The children attended school in Bitchfield.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.