Kesteven  Lincolnshire


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

KESTEVEN (PARTS OF), a division of Lincolnshire; bounded on the N and the NE by the Parts of Lindsey; on the S, by Northamptonshire; on the SW, by Rutlandshire; on the W, by Leicestershire and Notts. Its length, from N to S, is 41 miles; its greatest breadth is 24¾ miles; and its area is 462, 540 acres. It contains the wapentakes of Aswardhurn, Aveland, Beltisloe, Boothby-Graffo, Flaxwell, Langoe, Loveden, Ness, and Winnibriggs and Threo. Pop. in 1851, 95, 234; in 1861, 91, 757. Houses, 19, 068.

Kesteven through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th June 2022

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