is a parish and small village, 4 miles north-west
from the Elsham station on the South Yorkshire
branch of the Great Central railway, 6 south-south-west
from Barton and 7 north from Brigg, in the
North Lindsey division of the county, wapentake
of Yarborough, Glanford Brigg union, parts
of Lindsey, Barton-upon-Humber petty sessional
division and county court district, rural
deanery of Yarborough No. 1, archdeaconry
of Stow and diocese of Lincoln. The church
of St Andrew is an ancient edifice of brick,
in the Early English style, consisting of
chancel, nave, south porch, and a western
tower containing 3 bells: the church has
been partially restored at a cost of £300,
of which £250 was furnished by the
Rev. George Crowle Uppleby, of Barrow Hall,
late vicar 1893-95, and the remainder by
the parishioners: there are 150 sittings.
The register dates from the year 1640. The
living is the vicarage, net yearly value
£216, with residence, in the gift
of the Earl of Yarborough, and held since
1895 by the Rev. John Cartman B.A. of Trinity
College, Dublin. There are Wesleyan and
Primitive Methodist chapels here. Here was
anciently a priory of Austin Canons, founded
in the reign of King John, as a cell to
the Abbey of St Fromond. The reading room
here was built by subscription in 1888 on
land given by the Earl of Yarborough P.C.
the lord of the manor and principal landowner,
and is provided with billiard and bagatelle
tables. The soil of about one half the parish
is a chalk subsoil, highly fertile; the
other part of the parish, viz. the Carrs,
consists of a clay subsoil of a black nature.
The chief crops are wheat and barley. The
area is 2,457 acres of land and 10 of water;
rateable value, £2,549; the population
in 1891 was 341.
Sexton - Thomas Curtis.
Office. Mark Gray, sub-postmaster. Letters
through Hull arrive at 8.40 a.m.; dispatched
at 4.30 p.m. Postal orders are issued
here, but not paid. Worlaby is the nearest
money order office and Elsham railway
station the nearest telegraph office,
4 miles distant.
School ( mixed), for 85 scholars; average
attendance, 40; George Mason, master;
Miss Emily Morley, assistant mistress.
- William Trippit, to Hull, Mon. to Barton,
Mon. and to Brigg, Thurs.