Bardney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lincolnshire.
Other places in the parish include: Osgodby, Southrow, Snakeholme, and Southrey.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1653
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1561
- Parish registers: None
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664
Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Langton by Wragby
- Potter Hanworth
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BARDNEY, a village and a parish in the district and county of Lincoln. The village stands on the river Witham, adjacent to the Lincoln and Boston railway, 5½ miles E by S of Lincoln; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Wragby. It dates from ancient times; and was called by the Saxons Bardanig or Bealthanig. The parish includes also the hamlet of Southrow. Acres, 5, 490. Real property, £8, 653. Pop., 1,425. Houses, 298. An abbey was founded, about ½ a mile west of the village, in 697, by Ethelred, king of Mercia; who himself afterwards became abbot of it till his death. It is said to have had 300 monks; but was destroyed, in 870, by the Danes; lay in ruins upwards of 200 years; was re-edified, in the time of William the Conqueror, for Benedictine monks, by Gilbert de Gaunt, Earl of Lincoln; and passed, at the dissolution, to Sir Robert Tirwhit. The later abbots were styled Lords of Lindsey, and were peers in parliament. Not a vestige of the edifice now exists. A large barrow occurs in theneighbourhood, said to have been the grave of King Ethelred; and is surmounted by a modern cross, erected to his memory. The parish is a meet for the Burton hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church consists of nave, aisle, chancel, and tower. There are three Wesleyan chapels. A free school has £136, and other charities £70.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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- County: Lincolnshire
- Civil Registration District: Lincoln
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Lincoln
- Rural Deanery: Wraggoe
- Poor Law Union: Lincoln
- Hundred: Wraggoe
- Province: Canterbury