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Lincolnshire, maritime county in E. of England,
bounded N. by Yorkshire, from which it is separated by
the Humber ; E. by the North Sea ; S. by Northamp-
tonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk; and W. by
Notts, Leicestershire, and Rutland ; greatest length,
N. to S., 75 miles; greatest breadth, E. to W., 45
miles ; area, 1,767,879 ac., pop. 469,919. Lincolnshire
is the second largest co. in England. For a very long
time it has been divided into 3 “parts”—namely, the
Parts of Lindsey, the Parts of Kesteven, and the Parts
of Holland. Generally speaking the land is flat and
low. especially on the coast, which in some parts re-
quires an embankment to check the encroachments of
the sea. The AVolds, or Chalk Hills, in the NE., are
about 47 miles long and 6 miles broad. Most of the co.
is watered by the rivers Trent, AVitham, Ancholme,
and AVelland, with their tributaries. The co. is inter-
sected by an intricate network of canals and dykes, the
latter being cut for the purposes of drainage. The soil
is varied and generally fertile, being especially rich in
pasture, upon which splendid breeds of oxen, horses,
and sheep are reared. (For agricultural statistics, see
Appendix.) The coast fisheries, especially at Grimsby,
are of immense value. Inland the inhabitants are
mostly employed in agriculture. Shipbuilding, cordage
and net mfr., and machine-making are carried on. Lin-
colnshire is divided into 3 divisions, viz., the Parts of
Holland, the Parts of Kesteven, and the Parts of Lind-
sey, and comprises 31 wapentakes, hundreds, liberties,
and sokes, 757 pars, and 4 parts of pars., the parl. and
mun. bors. of Boston, Grantham, Great Grimsby, and
Lincoln (1 member each), and the mun. hors, of Louth
and Stamford (part). It is almost entirely in the diocese
of Lincoln. For parliamentary purposes the county is
divided into 7 divisions—viz., AVest Lindsey or Gains-
borough, North Lindsey or Brigg, East Lindsey or
Louth, South Lindsey or Horncastle, North Kesteven
or Sleaford, South Kesteven or Stamford, and Holland
or Spalding, each division returning 1 member; the
representation of Lincolnshire was increased from 6 to
7 members in 1885.

Lincolns Inn, par., Middlesex, in parliamentary
borough of Finsbury, pop. 16.

Lincomb, hamlet, in par. and 1 mile SAV. of Hartle-
bury, AVorcestershire.

Lindal.—(or Lindale), eccl. dist. and hamlet with
ry. sta., Cartmel par., N. Lancashire—dist., pop. 646;
hamlet, 2 miles NE. of Grange sta.; P.O.—2. Lindal,
hamlet, N. Lancashire, 2 miles E. of Ulverston ; P.O.

Lindalee, Roxburghshire. See Lint alee.

Lindcan, ry. sta. and school, Galashiels par., Rox-
burghshire, 2 miles NE. of Selkirk; the ancient par.
of Lindean is now in Galashiels par.

Linden Hall, seat, 7 m. NAV. of Morpeth, Northumb.

Lindertis, seat, Airlie par., Forfarshire, 3| miles
SAV. of Kirriemuir.

Lindeth. See AVarton with Lindeth.

Lind 11 eld, par. and vil., Sussex, 34 miles NE. of
Cuckfield—par., 5763 ac., pop. 2080; vil., pop. 866 ;
P.O., T.O.; has brick and tile making ; the vil. is a local
government district.

Lindhurst. See Lyndhurst.

Lindisfarne, or Holy Island : which see.

Lindley.—hamlet, Higham on the Hill par., Leices-
tershire, 3 miles NAV. of Hinckley; in vicinity is the
seat of Lindley Hall.—2. Lindley, township, Otley
par., E. div. AVest-Riding Yorkshire, on river AVash-
burn, 3 miles NE. of Otley, 1789 ac., pop. 56.

Lindley, ©id. See Stainland with Old Lindley.

Lindley cum Qnarniby, township, Huddersfield
par., N. div. AVest-Riding Yorkshire, on NAV. side and
wholly within bor. of Huddersfield, 1494 ac., pop. 7284 ;
P.O., T.O., called Lindley.

Lindores, vil., Abdie par., Fife, 2 miles SE. of
Newburgh ; P.O.; adjacent are Lindores Honse, seat,
and Lindores Loch ; the remains of Lindores Abbey
are in par. and E. vicinity of Newburgh.

Lindow, eccl. dist., AVilmslow par., Cheshire, pop.
680; contains Lindow find, hamlet, 3 miles SAV. of
AVilmslow sta.

Lindrich with Studley Royal and Fountains,
township, Ripon par., E. div. AVest-Riding Yorkshire,
24 miles SAY. of Ripon, 1438 ac., pop. 99. Studley
Royal is the seat of the Marquis of Ripon.

Lindridge, par., township, and vil., AVorcestershire,
on river Teme, 5 miles NE. of Tenbury—par., 6252 ac.,
pop. 1694 ; township, pop. 651.

Lindridge Honse, seat, in co. and near Leicester.

Lindsay Tower, or Crawford Castle, ruined old
stronghold of the Lindsays, Earls of Crawford, Craw-
ford par., Lanarkshire, on right bank of river Clyde,
opposite Crawford vil.

Lindsay lauds, estate, Biggar par., Lanarkshire.

Lindsell, par. and vil., Essex, in NAV. of co., 5 miles
NE. of Dunmow, 1986 ac., pop. 274.

Gazetteer of the British Isles, Statistical and Topographical, by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S.

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