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Barnetby - North Lincolnshire

   Entry from Kelly's Trade Directory for 1900

Barnetby-Le-Wold is a parish and village, with a station on the main line of the Great Central railway, at the junction of the branches to Lincoln and Doncaster; it is 3.5 miles east from Brigg, 15.5 west from Grimsby and 196 from London, in the North Lindsey division of the county, parts of Lindsey, south division of Yarborough Wapentake, Brigg union, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Yarborough No. 1, archdeaconry of Stow and diocese of Lincoln. The church of St. Mary, situated on an eminence on the site of an earlier church, is an edifice of stone, chalk and brick, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave and a low square western tower containing 3 bells: the south wall and other portions are Saxon, and the church contains a curious and ancient leaden font, of the Norman period, 1 foot 7 inches in height and 2 feet wide, and adorned externally with three bands of arabesque-like scroll work, cast in relief: in the south wall is a small window with a horse- shoe arch, above which is carved the figure of an animal: there is a tablet to Robert Kilk, obt. 1653: another, erected in 1891 by local subscription, to the late Rev. Frederick Thomas Harcourt Chambers, curate here 1889-90, and an oval marble tablet to the Rev. Benjamin Street, a former vicar: there are 270 sittings. The register dates from the year 1753. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £281, including 235 acres of glebe, with residence is the gift of the Bishop of Lincoln, and held since 1892 by the Rev. Charles Frederick Brotherton M.A., L.Th. of Durham University. There is a Weslyan chapel, built in 1879, and a Primitive Methodist chapel, built in 1855, and rebuilt in 1893. Michael Emerson's charity consists of 10 acres of land in North Kelsey, producing annually the sum of £10, for apprenticing poor boys. Here is a Lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids. Henry Monk Foster esq. of Stonecroft, Barnetby, who is lord of the manor, the Earl of Yarborough P.C. and the trustees of T. T. Havercroft esq. are the principal landowners. The soil is limestone and sand; subsoil, marl. The chief crops are wheat, turnips and barley. The area is 2,576 acres of land and 8 of water; rateable value, £8,385; the population in 1891 was 926.



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