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Census

  • The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851H.O. 107 / 2107
1861R.G. 9 / 2365
1871R.G. 10 / 3378
1891R.G. 12 / 2597
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church is a small building of stone.
  • The church seats about 80.
  • The interior of the church was restored in 1904.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in March, 1974. In February of 1982 they began using it for storage.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1736.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle 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 Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle 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

Panton (Panton by Wragby) is both a village and a parish in the Wold Hills, 3 miles east of Wragby and 10 miles north-west of Horncastle. Sotby parish lies to the east and Hatton parish to the south. The parish covers 2,018 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A158 trunk road northwest out of Horncastle, past Baumber and turn north at the signs for Hatton. Pass through Hatton and proceed about 2 miles to Panton.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Panton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Panton 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

  • Panton Hall was the seat of Edmund TURNOR, lord of the manor in 1900. It was made of white brick and erected in 1719 - 1720.
  • In 1775 the Hall was expanded as new wings were added and the landscaping was redone.
  • Panton Hall was demolished in the 1960s.
  • There is also a Panton House in the village.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF176792 (Lat/Lon: 53.296568, -0.237236), Panton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish of Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Wraggoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Wragby petty session hearings on the first Thursday of every month.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union on 16th January 1837.
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Population

YearInhabitants
180186
181173
182183
183193
1841150
1851182
1871157
1881159
1891150
1901141
1911124
1921153
193199
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Schools

  • A small National School was built here before 1900 to hold 30 students.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.