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Friesthorpe

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Census

  • The parish was in the North-East sub-district of the Lincoln 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 / 633
1851 H.O. 107 / 2106
1861 R.G. 9 / 2363
1871 R.G. 10 / 3376
1891 R.G. 12 / 2596
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church had a thatched roof until 1839, when that was blown away in a storm.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1841, except for the ancient tower.
  • The church is tiny, seating only 60.
  • There is a photograph of St. Peter's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005.
  • Here are two photos of St. Peter's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1620.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold 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 North-East sub-district of the Lincoln 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

Friesthorpe is both a village and a small parish north-east of the city of Lincoln. Faldingworth parish lies to the north, Snarford parish to the west and Wickenby parish to the south-east.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A46 trunk road between Lincoln and Middle Rasen. The village is about 9 miles outside of Lincoln and only 3 miles from Middle Rasen, just off the road to the southeast.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Friesthorpe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Friesthorpe 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

  • The Manor House is mentioned in Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire, but only as the residence of George Ernest NETTLESHIP.
  • The Manor House is mentioned in Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire, but only as the residence of John MADDISON and son.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF072834 (Lat/Lon: 53.336655, -0.39153), Friesthorpe which are provided by:

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Military Records

There are two marble plaques in the church. To see them and the names on them, see the Roll of Honour site.

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Names, Geographical

  • The name Friesthorpe has also appeared with the first two vowels reversed ("Freisthorpe") and as "Frysthorpe".
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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 Lawress Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard on the 1st Tuesday each month at the Market Rasen petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 31
1831 46
1841 53
1851 62
1871 44
1891 59
1911 45
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Schools