First published in Sheffield in 1882 and republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom is William White Ltd's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire. Containing more than 1,120 printed pages, and a large scale map, the full title of this publication provides a good indication to the scope of the work: History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire, Including the City and Diocese of Lincoln; and comprising A General Survey of the County, and Separate, Historical Statistical Descriptions of all the Wapentakes, Hundreds, Sokes, Boroughs, Towns, Ports, Parishes, Townships, Chapelries, Villages, Hamlets, Manors & Unions; The Seats of the Nobility and Gentry; Magistrates, Members of the County Councils and Public Officers; And a Variety of Archaeological, Architectural, Agricultural, Biographical, Botanical, Statistical and Geological Information. Beginning with a number of indices to the volume, the names of magistrates sheriffs, seats of the nobility, fairs, the History, Gazetteer & Directory of Lincolnshire, then provides a General History and Description of the County of Lincoln. The majority of the History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire is taken-up by the Towns, Parishes and Villages section of the publication. Containing over 700 pages this alphabetically details all of the towns, parishes and villages in the county, beginning with Aby-with-Greenfield and ending with Yardborough, While there is a minimum level of detail that can be expected, larger towns and cities, such as Lincoln and Grantham are afforded much more detail. The entry for the City of Lincoln, for example, is detailed in almost 100 pages and includes and alphabetical and trades directories. The History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire is concluded with the classified Professions and Trades Directory for the county covering more than 200 pages and detailing the trades and professions of thousands of businesses. For anyone interested in the history or occupants of Lincolnshire this is a must.
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