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Dembleby

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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.
1841H.O. 107 / 617
1851H.O. 107 / 2100
1861R.G. 9 / 2343
1871R.G. 10 / 3350
1891R.G. 12 / 2579
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to St. Lucia (St. Lucy).
  • The old church was taken down in 1867. The new church was built upon a better site in the Norman style. The vestry in the new church was transported from the old church.
  • The new church was consecrated in January, 1868.
  • The church seats 60, 1868.
  • A photograph of Saint Lucia Church is at the Wendy Parkinson English Church Photographs site.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron Cole (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registers date from 1553.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has a Loan Library service which has the parish registers on microfiche for Baptisms from 1763 to 1812 and Marriages from 1767 to 1811.
  • 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

Dembleby is both a village and a parish, 9 miles north-east of Grantham and just west of the A15 trunk road. The parish covers about 1,100 acres.

The village is listed as "ancient" in an 1842 White's Directory. A small rivulet runs through the village coming down from Aunsby. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take either the A15 south from Sleaford or the A52 east out of Grantham.
  • >See the Lincolnshire Touring and Holidays page on this site.
You can see pictures of Dembleby which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Dembleby 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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History

  • Although a sparsely populated parish, Dembleby was the source of excellent limestone from a quarry in the parish.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF042377 (Lat/Lon: 52.926343, -0.451899), Dembleby which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Aswardhurn Wapentake in the North Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire lists the parish as being in the ancient Aveland Wapentake in the North Kesteven district.
  • In April, 1931, this Civil Parish was abolished and amalgamated into the new Aunsby and Dembleby Civil Parish.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Kesteven District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

YearInhabitants
180150
184158
185184
187178
188172
189155
190151
191173
192152
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Schools

  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.