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Ranby

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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.
1841 H.O. 107 / 642
1851 H.O. 107 / 2107
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3379
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint German.
  • The church was restored in 1860.
  • The church seats 150.
  • A photograph of Saint German's Church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Here is a photo of Saint German's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyrights).

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1550.
  • 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 and Travel

Ranby is both a village and parish in the Wolds, bounded on the east by the River Bain. The parish sits about 7 miles north-west of Horncastle and 7.5 miles east from Wragby parish. The parish covers about 1,290 acres.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ranby 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

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF231785 (Lat/Lon: 53.289437, -0.155096), Ranby which are provided by:

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Politics and Government

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be held in the Horncastle petty session hearings every Saturday.
  • 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

Year Inhabitants
1801 68
1811 80
1821 121
1831 109
1841 116
1851 115
1871 149
1881 132
1891 140
1911 135
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Schools

  • There was a School built here before 1900 to hold 104 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.