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Archives & Libraries

  • Stamford Library
  • High Street
  • Stamford, Lincs, PE9 2BB
  • Tele: 01780 763442
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Census

The Lincolnshire Family History Society has published surname indexes on fiche or in booklet form for each of these census years under the title "Stamford". These are available by credit card from the Federation of Family History Societies Bookstore with worldwide shipping. Please note that these are SURNAME indexes only, and do not show first names, age or relationships.

Census
Year
LDS Film/Fiche No.Piece No.LFHS Surname Index
18410438759H.O. 107 / 623Fiche
18510087722H.O. 107 / 2094Booklet
18610542952R.G. 9 / 2314Fiche
18710839343R.G. 10 / 3310Booklet or Fiche
18811341762R.G. 11 / 319x 
18916097664, 3 ficheR.G. 12 / 2554Booklet or Fiche
1901 R.G. 13 / 3022 
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Church History

  • A priory of Austin Canons was founded here at Newstead in the reign of Henry III. It was dedicated to Saint Leonard.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels. The tower bears the date 1639.
  • The church was restored in 1866.
  • The church seats 400.
  • There is a photograph of St. Michael's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Michael's and All Angels Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • Parish registers exist from 1675, but I.G.I. entries go back to 1562.
  • The Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City has the parish register on microfilm covering 1799 to 1863 and the Bishop's Transcript from 1562 to 1858 on another microfilm. Parish register printouts are also available on microfilm from the FHL.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Aveland and Ness 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 Barnack sub-district of the Stamford Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

Uffington is both a village and parish which lies 90 miles north of London and just over two miles east of Stamford on the A16 trunk road. The parish is bounded on the south by Northamptonshire and on the east by Tallington parish. The River Welland flows eastward along the parish's southern border. The parish covers about 3,240 acres and includes the hamlet of Casewick.

If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of Uffington which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Uffington 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

  • Casewick Hall was a large mansion, the residence, in 1841, of Sir John TROLLOPE, one of whose ancestors was created a baronet in 1641.
  • Uffington Hall is on the north bank of the Welland River. It was the seat of George Augustus Frederick Albemarle BERTIE, Earl of Lindsey. In 1626, Robert BERTIE was created the Earl of Lindsey. Erected in 1830, it was destroyed by fire in December, 1904.
  • Richard CROFT also has a photograph of the Uffington House gates on Geo-graph, taken in 2008.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF062078 (Lat/Lon: 52.6578, -0.431557), Uffington which are provided by:

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Military History

The Uffington War Memorial is inside St. Michael's and All Angels Church. A photograph by John SALMON exists on Geo-graph.

John SALMON also has a photograph of the World War II Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in 2011.

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Names, Geographical

  • The name Uffington is from the Old English Uffa+ing+tun, or "Uffa's estate". In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Uffintone.
    [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
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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 Ness Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
  • On 1 April, 1931, the Civil Parish lost about 920 acres. It was reduced by 583 acres to enlarge Baston Civil Parish, 189 acres to enlarge Langtoft Civil Parish and 155 acres to enlarge Market Deeping Civil Parish. All these other parishes were in the Bourne Registration District.
  • For today's district governance, contact the South Kesteven District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

Oddly, 100 years after 1891, the population count is unchanged!

YearInhabitants
1801456
1831481
1841539
1871441
1881462
1891439
1901425
1911419
1921357
1991439
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Schools

  • A Free School was founded here in 1814 by the Earl of Lindsey.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.