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Nocton, Lincolnshire

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Nocton, Lincolnshire

Nocton is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the B1202 road, 7 miles south-east from Lincoln city centre. To the east of the village is Nocton Fen with its small settlement of Wasps Nest. At the south of the village are the remains of Nocton Hall, and 1 mile to the east the earthwork remains of Nocton Park Priory.
DistrictNorth Kesteven
Post townLINCOLN
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF0564
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Population622 (2001)

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


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

Nocton, par. and vil. (ry. sta. Nocton and Dunston), Lincolnshire - par., 5340 ac., pop. 628; vil., 8 miles SE. of Lincoln; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is Nocton Hall, seat of the Marquis of Ripon.

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

NOCTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the Second division of the wapentake of Langoe, parts of Kesteven, union and county of Lincoln, 7 miles (S. E.) from Lincoln; containing 553 inhabitants. The parish comprises by computation 5000 acres, of which 3000 are arable, and the remainder pasture, with a considerable portion of woodland. The soil is a rich clay, producing excellent wheat, oats, and barley; the scenery is diversified, and embellished with timber of fine growth. Nocton Park is the elegant seat of the Earl of Ripon: the first stone of the present mansion was laid by his lordship's eldest son, Viscount Goderich, October 26th, 1841. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 17. 11.; net income, £560; patron, the Lord Chancellor. The tithes were commuted for land in 1776. The church was erected in 1774, by the Earl of Buckinghamshire, and has been lately repaired by the Earl of Ripon. A priory of Black canons, in honour of St. Mary Magdalene, was founded here in the reign of Stephen, by Robert D'Arcy; at the Dissolution it had a revenue of £52. 19. 2.

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