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Martin Dales

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Census

  • The parish was in the Billinghay 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 / 623
1861 R.G. 9 / 2341
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Church History

  • Saint Hugh's iron mission church, in Martin Dales, was erected in 1891 as a Chapel of Ease to Holy Trinity Church.
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Church Records

  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
     
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Billinghay 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 and Travel

Martin is both a village and a parish, and lies 12 miles north-north-east of Sleaford and 14 miles south-east of Lincoln. This area of Lincolnshire is very, very flat.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Martin Dales 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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Maps

  • You'll want an Ordnance Survey Explorer 273 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 TF164622 (Lat/Lon: 53.144248, -0.260539), Martin Dales which are provided by:

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Military History

  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the War Memorial outside the church hall on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2007.
     
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Politics and Government

  • In 1894, a portion of this parish was taken to help form the new civil parish of Woodhall Spa (by Local Government Board Order No. 31,760, dated Sept. 17, 1894).
     
  • The parish was in the south division of the ancient Langoe Wapentake in the North Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
     
  • For today's district governance, see the North Kesteven District Council.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

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

Year Inhabitants
1801 41
1831 60
1841 58
1871 82
1911 55
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Schools

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