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Riseholme, Lincolnshire

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Riseholme, Lincolnshire

Riseholme is a fictional Elizabethan village in the Cotswolds in the "Lucia" novels of Edward Frederic Benson (1867–1940). It is thought to have been based on Broadway, Worcestershire.
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridSK9875
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire

Other names by which Riseholme, Lincolnshire has been known in the past


Riseholme, Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Riseholme, par., in co. and 3 miles NE. of Lincoln, 1370 ac., pop. 68; Riseholme Palace is the residence of the Bishop of Lincoln.

Riseholme, Lincolnshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

RISEHOLME (St. Mary), a parish, in the wapentake of Lawress, parts of Lindsey, union and county of Lincoln, 2½ miles (N. by E.) from Lincoln; containing, with the extra-parochial district of Grainge-deLigne, 98 inhabitants. Riseholme Hall, a large mansion with well-wooded and picturesque grounds, the seat of Francis Chaplin, Esq., was lately purchased, with the surrounding estate, by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for the Bishop of Lincoln, for whom they have erected a palace. The episcopal mansion comprises part of the old Hall, with new external walls, all of beautiful masonry, in the Doric order: the south front is 86 feet long, with a colonnade the whole length; the west front is 66 feet long, and lighted by handsome windows. The grand entrance is in the north front, through a fine vestibule, 20 feet by 18, beyond which is the entrance hall, 20 feet square, lighted from the roof, and having a stone gallery round it. The building is of two stories, with a beautiful medallion cornice and balustraded pediment, and the interior has many spacious and elegant apartments. The parish comprises 1000 acres of land, and there are 700 in Grainge-de-Ligne. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4, and in the patronage of Balliol College, Oxford.

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