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Great Steeping All Saints is an Ancient Parish; There are two churches dedicated to All Saints, one being redundant and now known as Old All Saints.
Old All Saints was built in 1748 on the site of a medieval church, and was restored in 1908. The diocese of Lincoln declared it redundant in August 1973 and it is a Grade II* listed building. In the grounds is the socket stone of a medieval churchyard cross which is an ancient scheduled monument.
All Saints was built in 1891 after a design by William Bassett-Smith of red brick. It is Grade II listed, and also has a listed churchyard cross.
A Baptist Church was built in the hamlet of Monksthorpe.
The Wesleyan Methodist chapel dates from 1868 and has a wall plaque with this date.
Great Steeping was also the home of RAF Spilsby, which originally was to be on the site of Gunby Park. However after an appeal by Field Marshall Sir Archibald Montgomery-Massingberd of Gunby Hall to the King, the RAF Steeping airfield was built as RAF Spilsby. It opened in September 1943, and in 1944 RAF Spilsby, RAF Strubby, and RAF East Kirkby joined to become the newly formed 55 Base with headquarters at East Kirkby. In September 1944 RAF Spilsby became a two Lancaster squadron station, home of 207 Squadron and 44 Squadron. No 2 Armament Practice School took over from 1945 until November 1946, after which the station was placed on care and maintenance until 1955. It re-opened to host ground units of the USAF who moved out in 1958.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Material deposited at Lincolnshire Archives,
St Rumbold Street
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org The website enables you to view a PDF file for all records held for each parish as part of continuing efforts to provide an online catalogue.
The digitisation of parish records for the county now offers images via the Lincs to the past website (July 2011). Use advanced search terms at Search Lincs to the past to search for available images for parish registers and other records for this parish with images. Advance search terms Great Steeping Par 1 will identify available images.
Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Steeping, Great
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 438768.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lincolnshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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