Morton  Lincolnshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Morton like this:

MORTON, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Gainsborough parish, Lincoln. The village stands on the river Trent, at the boundary with Notts, and near the Manchester and Lincolnshire railway, 1½ mile N by W of Gainsborough; is a picturesque place; and has a post office under Gainsborough, wharves, corn-mills, and maltings.-The township comprises 2,570 acres. ...

Real property, £2,787. Pop., 623. Houses, 167. The manor belongs to the Right Hon.T. D'Eyncourt. Morton Hall is the residence of the Rev. H.Barker.—The chapelry is nearly conterminate with the township, and was constituted in 1846. Pop., 616. Houses, 167. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £100. Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is modern. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and a charity school.

Morton through time

Morton is now part of West Lindsey district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Lindsey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Morton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Morton, in West Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 02nd December 2021

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