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Melton Ross

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Census

  • The parish was in the Brigg sub-district of the Glanford Brigg 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 / 640
1861R.G. 9 / 2399
1871R.G. 10 / 3430
1891R.G. 12 / 2626
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Ascension.
  • The church was built in 1773 to replace an older church.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1867 after a fire damaged the church.
  • The church seats 176 people.
  • Paul GLAZZARD has a photograph of the Ascension Church on Geo-graph, taken in 2008.
  • Here is a photo of Holy Ascension Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1568.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
  • There was a Privitive Methodist chapel in the hamlet of New Barnetby, built in 1854. That chapel is no longer used for religious purposes.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of the Primitive Methodist chapel on Geo-graph, taken in 2008.
  • For more on researching these chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Brigg sub-district of the Glanford Brigg 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

Melton Ross is 166 miles north of London, 16 miles inland from the mouth of the River Humber and 5 miles east of Brigg. New Barnetby is a hamlet partially in the parish and partially in Barnetby-le-Wold parish. The parish is considered a small agricultural parish. It covers about 1,800 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the M180 Motorway east out of Scunthorpe. About a mile past the A15 juntion, where the M180 becomes the A180, turn south into Melton Ross.
  • The parish shares a Village Hall with New Barnetby. Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in 2011.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Melton Ross which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Melton Ross 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

  • Melton Hall was formerly the property and seat of the ROSS family.
  • Melton Hall, in 1900, was the residence of William John GRABURN.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA071107 (Lat/Lon: 53.582315, -0.383577), Melton Ross which are provided by:

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Military History

Michael PECK tells us:

"There are 3 memorials in the church at Melton Ross. One is a WW1 Roll of Honour, the 2nd a WW2 memorial and the 3rd for an individual who died in South Africa. There are no numbers mentioned, a rank only for the individual and arm of service only for the WW2 casualties."
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Military Records

For a photograph of the War Memorial plaques and the list of names on them, see the Roll of Honour site.

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Names, Geographical

  • The name Melton Ross is from the Old English Med+ton, or "middle farmstead". The "Ross" portion comes from the "de Ros" family name.
    [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
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Politics & Government

  • Thus place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the southern division of the ancient Yarborough Wapentake in the Glanford district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In April, 1952, this parish gave up 78 acres to Barnetby le Wold, but gained a different 26 acres from that Civil Parish.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Lincolnshire Council website.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • The Common Lands were enclosed here in 1798. Over 4 acres were reserved for the poor.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Glanford Brigg Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Brigg petty session hearings.
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Population

YearInhabitants
1801102
1831158
1841175
1871171
1881273
1891191
1901173
1911175
2001186
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Schools

  • A school was built here in 1868 to hold up to 65 students. Average attendance in 1900 was 57 students.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.