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Bloxholme

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Census

  • The parish was in the Sleaford sub-district of the Sleaford 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
1861 R.G. 9 / 2342
1871 R.G. 10 / 3349
1891 R.G. 12 / 2577
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin.
  • The church dates from the Early English period.
  • John de BLOXHAM, who died in 1334, was a Carmelite Friar, highly distinguished for his learning.
  • The church is Grade I listed with British Heritage.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2006.
  • 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 1708.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has a Loan Library service which has the parish registers on microfiche for Baptisms from 1708 to 1812 and Marriages from 1708 to 1808.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Lafford 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 Sleaford sub-district of the Sleaford Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

This small village and parish are 5 miles north of Sleaford, in a rural, agricultural area. Cranwell parish lies to the west and Ruskington parish to the east. The parish covers almost 1,300 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B1188 north out of Sleaford and turn left (west) at Dorrington to get to Bloxholme.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Bloxholme which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bloxholme 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

  • Bloxholm Hall was built toward the end of the 17th century. It was enlarged and beautified in 1825.
  • The manor was formerly the seat of the THORNTON family. It was purchased by the Duchess of Rutland and passed from her to Lord MANNERS.
  • The Hall was unoccupied in 1900.
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Maps

  • You can get a map of the Village Conservation Area in Portable Document File format (requires Adobe Reader) from the North Kesteven District Council.
  • The national grid reference is TF 0653.
  • You'll want an Ordnance Survey "Explorer 272" map, which has 2.5 inches to the mile scale.
  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF064538 (Lat/Lon: 53.070849, -0.413394), Bloxholme which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

  • The name is currently rendered without the trailing "e" or as "Bloxham".
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Flaxwell Wapentake in the North Kesteven division of the county, in the parts of Kesteven.
  • In April, 1931, this parish was abolished and all 1,415 acres amalgamated with Ashby de la Laund Civil Parish.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Kesteven District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Sleaford petty session hearings every Monday.
  • After the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish became part of the Sleaford Poor Law Union.
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 81
1841 67
1871 84
1881 97
1891 114
1911 100
1921 79
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Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school at Digby.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.