|Lincolnshire, Parts of Kesteven|
|• Succeeded by||Lincolnshire|
The Parts of Kesteven (// or //) are a traditional subdivision of Lincolnshire, England. This subdivision had long had a separate county administration (Quarter Sessions), along with the other two parts, Lindsey and Holland.
The word Kesteven is supposed to have derived from two root words: the Celtic ced meaning wood (cf. Modern Welsh coed) + the Old English[dubious ] stefna, a meeting place. The earliest record of the place name is from about 1000CE (in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire) and was spelt 'Ceostefne', developing into 'Ketstevene' by 1194. The first element is an old district name derived from the Old British word 'ceto': a wood, and the second from the Old Norse, 'Slefna': a meeting-place, so suggesting a district with a common meeting place.
Local Government Act 1888
The three parts were given separate elected county councils in 1889 by the Local Government Act 1888, and recognised as administrative counties. These separate county councils were abolished in 1974 and Lincolnshire (minus the northern part of Lindsey) had a single county council for the first time, although the name survives in the districts of North Kesteven and South Kesteven. Kesteven lies in the south-west of Lincolnshire. It includes the towns of:
Kesteven was historically divided into the wapentakes of Aswardhurn, Aveland, Beltisloe, Boothby Graffoe, Flaxwell, Langoe, Loveden, Ness, and Winnibriggs and Threo. Grantham and Stamford were administered separately.
Local Government Act 1894
- Bourne Rural District
- Branston Rural District
- Grantham Rural District
- Branston Rural District
- Claypole Rural District
- Sleaford Rural District
- Uffington Rural District
The urban districts and boroughs were:
Bourne urban district was abolished in 1920, with Bourne becoming a parish in Bourne Rural District. Bracebridge became part of the county borough of Lincoln that same year, becoming associated with the Parts of Lindsey.
Local Government Act 1929
- East Kesteven Rural District
- North Kesteven Rural District
- South Kesteven Rural District
- West Kesteven Rural District
Local Government Act 1972
- North Kesteven District Council - A merger of North and East Rural Districts and Sleaford Urban District
- South Kesteven District Council - A merger of South and West Rural Districts and the boroughs of Grantham and Stamford
Coat of Arms
Kesteven County Council received a grant of arms in 1950.
- Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven
- The Baroness Thatcher, of Kesteven in the County of Lincolnshire
- Parts of Lindsey
- Parts of Holland
- The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. c.41)
- The Local Government Act 1894 (56 & 57 Vict. c. 73)
- Local Government Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo V c.17)
- Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. 70)
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