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Encyclopedia > Lindsey
Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey
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Administration
Status: Administrative county
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History
Created: 1889
Abolished: 1974
Succeeded by: Lincolnshire

Lindsey was a unit of local government until 1974 in Lincolnshire, England, covering the northern part of the county. The Isle of Axholme, which is on the other side of the River Trent, has normally formed part of it. It originated with the Kingdom of Lindsey in Anglo-Saxon times, whose territories were merged with that of Stamford to form Lincolnshire. map showing Lindsey in Lincolnshire File links The following pages link to this file: Lindsey Categories: GFDL images ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... The Isle of Axholme is an area located in Lincolnshire, between the three towns of Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Gainsborough. ... For other uses see Trent River. ... Lindsey or Linnuis is the name of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom that lay between the Humber and the Wash, forming its inland boundaries from the course of the Witham and Trent rivers (with the inclusion of an area inside of a marshy region south of the Humber known as the...

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Local government

When the English shires were established, it became part of Lincolnshire. It and each of Kesteven and Holland, acquired the formal designation of Parts. Thus it became the 'Parts of Lindsey'. A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Parts of Kesteven is a traditional subdivision of Lincolnshire, England. ... Parts of Holland is an area in south-east Lincolnshire, England. ...


Lindsey was itself divided into three ridings, the North, West and South Ridings, and then into wapentakes. The West Riding covered the western part, including Gainsborough, Scunthorpe and Spital. The North Riding covered the north-east, including Barton upon Humber, Caistor, Cleethorpes, Glanford Brigg, Grimsby, and Market Rasen. The South Riding covered the rest, in the south-east, including Louth, Mablethorpe and Skegness. The point at which the Ridings touched was somewhere near Lissington. [1] In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ... A wapentake is a term derived from the Old Norse, the rough equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon hundred. ... The West Riding of Lindsey was a division of the Lindsey part of Lincolnshire in England. ... Statistics Population: 19,110 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SK815901 Administration District: West Lindsey Shire county: Lincolnshire Region: East Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Lincolnshire Historic county: Lincolnshire Services Police force: Lincolnshire Police Ambulance service: East Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: GAINSBOROUGH... Scunthorpe (popularly known as Scunny or (as an irony) Sunny Scunny) is a town in North Lincolnshire, England, and the historic county of Lincolnshire. ... Spital-in-the-Street is a small hamlet in Lincolnshire, England. ... The North Riding of Lindsey was a division of the Lindsey part of Lincolnshire in England. ... Barton-upon-Humber or Barton is a small town in North Lincolnshire, on the south bank of the River Humber, and at the end of the Humber Bridge. ... See Caistor St Edmund for the Roman settlement in Norfolk. ... Arms of Cleethorpes Cleethorpes is a town in North East Lincolnshire, England, situated at the mouth of the River Humber. ... Brigg (fully Glanford Brigg) in Lincolnshire, England, is a small market town on the River Ancholme with a population of 5,076 (2001 census). ... Grimsby (also known as Great Grimsby after its Parliamentary constituency title [1]) is a seaport on the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, England. ... Market Rasen is a town in Lincolnshire, England within West Lindsey district. ... The South Riding of Lindsey was a division of the Lindsey part of Lincolnshire in England. ... Louth is a market town in Lincolnshire, England. ... Mablethorpe is today known as a small seaside resort in East Lindsey on the coast of Lincolnshire, England. ... Skegness is a seaside resort town in Lincolnshire, England, with a permanent population of about 30,000. ...

Arms of the former Lindsey County Council.
Arms of the former Lindsey County Council.

Lindsey, like the other parts of Lincolnshire had long had a separate county administration (Quarter Sessions). In 1889, this division was followed in the establishment of the administrative county of Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey, which had an elected county council. Lincoln and Grimsby were independent county boroughs. Image File history File links Lincs_Lind_arms. ... Image File history File links Lincs_Lind_arms. ... The Courts of Quarter Sessions or Quarter Sessions were periodic courts held in each county and county borough in England and Wales until 1972, when together with the Assize courts they were abolished by the Courts Act 1971 and replaced by a single permanent Crown Court of England and Wales. ... The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... Lincoln (pronounced //) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. ... Grimsby (also known as Great Grimsby after its Parliamentary constituency title [1]) is a seaport on the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, England. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ...


Within the rest of Lindsey there were various urban districts and rural districts, established by the Local Government Act 1894. The rural districts were Caistor, Gainsborough, Glanford Brigg, Grimsby, Horncastle, Isle of Axholme, Louth, Spilsby, Welton. A rural district of Sibsey also existed until 1936, when it was merged into Spilsby. In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... In local government on the British Isles, a rural district was a predominantly rural area used for local government. ... The Local Government Act 1894 (57 & 58 Vict. ... Caistor was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Gainsborough was rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Glanford Brigg was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Grimsby was a rural district in Lincolnshire, part of the administrative county of Lindsey, from 1894 to 1974. ... Horncastle was a rural district in the Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Isle of Axholme was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Louth was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Spilsby was a rural district in Lincolnshire, parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Welton was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Sibsey was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1936. ...


The Humberside phase

The Parts of Lindsey lasted until April 1 1974 when, as a result of the Local Government Act 1972, the northern zone (not the North Riding) of Lindsey was placed in the newly-formed non-metropolitan county of Humberside while a new Lincolnshire authority took over the remainder. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ... East Yorkshire Holderness Kingston upon Hull Beverley Boothferry Scunthorpe Glanford Great Grimsby Cleethorpes The Arms of Humberside County Council Humberside was a non-metropolitan county of England from April 1, 1974 until April 1, 1996. ...


The original Lindsey was divided into six non-metropolitan districts, as follows Non-metropolitan districts or commonly Shire districts are a type of local government district in England. ...

District Area
East Lindsey (Lincolnshire) Rural districts of Horncastle, Louth and Spilsby;
with Louth, Alford, Horncastle, Mablethorpe and Sutton, Skegness and Woodhall Spa.
West Lindsey (Lincolnshire) Rural districts of Caistor, Gainsborough, Welton;
with Gainsborough and Market Rasen
Cleethorpes (Humberside) Rural district of Grimsby; with Cleethorpes
Glanford (Humberside) Rural district of Glanford Brigg; with Barton and Brigg
Scunthorpe (Humberside) Scunthorpe
Boothferry (Humberside) Isle of Axholme Rural District; areas bits from Yorkshire

The map to the right, shows the districts of the now-defunct Humberside. The highlighted one is Glanford. To its east is Cleethorpes which surrounds Grimsby. To Glanford's west is Boothferry and the enclave within Glanford is Scunthorpe. East Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... Horncastle was a rural district in the Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Louth was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Spilsby was a rural district in Lincolnshire, parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... West Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. ... Caistor was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Gainsborough was rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Welton was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Cleethorpes was a local government district and borough in Humberside, England from 1974 to 1996. ... Grimsby was a rural district in Lincolnshire, part of the administrative county of Lindsey, from 1894 to 1974. ... Glanford was a borough of the English administrative county of Humberside from April 1, 1974 to April 1, 1996. ... Glanford Brigg was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... Scunthorpe (popularly known as Scunny or (as an irony) Sunny Scunny) is a town in North Lincolnshire, England, and the historic county of Lincolnshire. ... Boothferry was a local government district and borough of the short-lived non-metropolitan county of Humberside from April 1, 1974 to April, 1996. ... Isle of Axholme was a rural district in Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey from 1894 to 1974. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Glanford Categories: GFDL images ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Present authorities

In 1996 these Humberside districts were re-grouped into unitary authorities. In other words, the new units perform the duties of both county and administrative district. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...

The two unitary authorities represent the most urbanized part of traditional Lincolnshire. St Clements Church, Worlaby North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in England, established in April 1996, one of the first unitary councils. ... Scunthorpe (popularly known as Scunny or (as an irony) Sunny Scunny) is a town in North Lincolnshire, England, and the historic county of Lincolnshire. ... North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the north east of England, bordering onto North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. ... Categories: Stub | Lincolnshire ... Cleethorpes was a local government district and borough in Humberside, England from 1974 to 1996. ...


List of places

Alford (pronounced Olford) is a town in Lincolnshire, England, with a population of about 3,500 people. ... The Market Place Brigg (fully Glanford Brigg) in North Lincolnshire, England, is the home of Cheese. ... Burgh le Marsh is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, about 4 miles west of Skegness. ... See Caistor St Edmund for the Roman settlement in Norfolk. ... Arms of Cleethorpes Cleethorpes is a town in North East Lincolnshire, England, situated at the mouth of the River Humber. ... Epworth is a town in Lincolnshire, England. ... Gainsborough is a town in Lincolnshire, England. ... Grimsby (also known as Great Grimsby after its Parliamentary constituency title [1]) is a seaport on the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, England. ... The Haxey Hood Game is a traditionally played at Haxey in the English county of Lincolnshire on the afternoon of January 6 or Twelfth Day. ... Horncastles town crest Horncastle is a market town of some 5,000 residents in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. ... Immingham (lovingly known as Ming Ming to locals and visitors) is a town near Grimsby, in North East Lincolnshire, located on south bank of the Humber Estuary. ... The Isle of Axholme is an area located in Lincolnshire, between the three towns of Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Gainsborough. ... Lincoln (pronounced Lin-kun) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England, a bridging point over the River Witham that flows to Boston. ... Louth is a market town in Lincolnshire, England. ... Mablethorpe is today known as a small seaside resort in East Lindsey on the coast of Lincolnshire, England. ... Market Rasen is a town in Lincolnshire, England within West Lindsey district. ... Scunthorpe (popularly known as Scunny or (as an irony) Sunny Scunny) is a town in North Lincolnshire, England, and the historic county of Lincolnshire. ... Skegness is a seaside resort town in Lincolnshire, England, with a permanent population of about 30,000. ... Spilsby is a market town in Lincolnshire, England, with a population of 2,336. ... Wainfleet is an ancient port and market town on the east coast of Lincolnshire, England. ... Willoughby is a place in Lincolnshire, north east of Spilsby. ... Location within the British Isles Winterton is a small town in North Lincolnshire, 5 miles North-East of Scunthorpe and the Humber Bridge. ...

Further reading

  • Vince, Alan (ed.) (1993). Pre-Viking Lindsey. Lincoln: City of Lincoln Archaeology Unit. ISBN 0-9514987-7-0. 

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