Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales

Between the years 1870 and 1872, a topographical survey was conducted by John Marius Wilson. It was called The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. The survey has a listing for Healing:

"HEALING, a parish in Caistor district, Lincoln; 1½ mile SSW of Great Coates r. station, and 4 W of Great Grimsby. Post town, Great Coates, under Ulceby. Acres, 1, 327.  Real property, £1, 647. Pop., 96. Houses, 18. The property is divided among three. There are two medicinal springs, within 3 feet of each other, but of very different qualities. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £250. Patrons,
the Landowners. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a tower; and is pretty good.
The parsonage was built in 1860."

This survey was incredibly inaccurate - Wilson often didn't visit the places, and his sources were out of date. However, from what I see, the listing for Healing seems rather accurate.

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