St Ediths Church, Anwick

Country: England

Region (County/State/Province): Lincolnshire

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Contact: Linda J Jackson

Study Description 

Anwick village and fen has been in existence since 1086, it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Haniwec, then renamed in 1218 to Amewic. The village was in the Hundred of Flaxwell in Kesteven. It has an area of 2,019 acres (8 km2) and is 4½ miles ENE of Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Anwick sits in a rural, agricultural area. Sitting in the heart of Anwick is the Anglican Church of St Edith; the tower of the church has looked out over the Fens for over 600 years. a Grade 1 listed building, it dates back to the late 13th or early 14th centuries. The church was restored in 1859 and the spire rebuilt in 1906 after being struck by lightning. The parish registers exist from 1573. The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel in the village 1885.

The study aims to compile and summarise the people their lives, and Anwick’s place in agriculture. I have traced my paternal family living in Anwick to 1670. Work has already commenced on transcribing the census records 1841-1911.

Photo is of St Edith’s Church, Anwick.


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In 1851 the population including the occupants of Anwick fen was 307

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