Walkerith

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Walkerith
Walkerith (geograph 2807277).jpg
Walkerith from the River Trent
Walkerith is located in Lincolnshire
Walkerith
Walkerith
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSK787929
• London135 mi (217 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGAINSBOROUGH
Postcode districtDN21
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AmbulanceEast Midlands
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°25′39″N 0°48′58″W / 53.427435°N 0.816088°W / 53.427435; -0.816088Coordinates: 53°25′39″N 0°48′58″W / 53.427435°N 0.816088°W / 53.427435; -0.816088

Walkerith is a hamlet within the civil parish of East Stockwith, in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies on the east bank of the River Trent, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north-west from Gainsborough and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south from East Stockwith.

Walkerith is recorded in the 1872 White's Directory as a small village and township in the Soke of Kirton, with a population of 80 in 252 acres (1 km2) of land. Trades listed included a boat builder, the licensed victualler of the Ferry Hotel, and four farmers.[1]

In 1885 Kelly's Directory recorded the village as a township within the ecclesiastical parish of East Stockwith, with its own ferry across the Trent, an area of 253 acres (1 km2), an 1881 population of 87, and a Wesleyan chapel built in 1834.[2][3][4] Prior to 1866 Walkerwith was, for administrative purposes, a township, afterwards a civil parish.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, William (1872), Whites Directory of Lincolnshire, p.316
  2. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, pp. 662, 663
  3. ^ Lincolnshire Parish Councils: West Lindsey, Lincolnshire.gov.uk; Pdf download required. Retrieved 20 April 2012
  4. ^ Bartholomew, John; Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887
  5. ^ "Walkerith CP/Tn", Great Britain Historical GBHGIS, University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 20 April 2012
  6. ^ Youngs, F.; Local Administrative Units: Northern England; London: Royal Historical Society, 1991, p. 286.

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