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Thimbleby, Lincolnshire

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Thimbleby, Lincolnshire

Thimbleby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated about 1 mile west from the A158 road and the town of Horncastle. Thimbleby was mentioned in Domesday Book of 1086 as "Stimbelbi" and consisted of 67 households, which at the time was considered very large. The Lord of the Manor was King William I.
DistrictEast Lindsey
Post townHorncastle
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF2369
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Population250 (2001)

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

Stimblebi ~ Stinblebi

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

Thimbleby.-- par., Lincolnshire, 1½ mile NW. of Horncastle, 1416 ac., pop. 393.

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

THIMBLEBY (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union and soke of Horncastle, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln, 1½ mile (W. by N.) from Horncastle, on the Lincoln road; containing 398 inhabitants. This parish is bounded on the west by the navigable river Witham, and comprises 2557a. 1r. 38p. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 10. 10.; net income, £441; patron, T. Hotchkin, Esq.: the tithes were commuted for land, and the rector has a house, erected on the glebe in 1839. The church was built in 1744, partly by money raised from a brief, and partly by the sale of the materials of the old edifice. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Roman coins have been found; and many fossil shells, ammonites, &c., have been discovered in the blue clay upon the moor.

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