History of Little Bytham

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson’s Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Bytham like this:

BYTHAM (Little), a parish in Bourn district, Lincoln; on the river Glen and the Great Northern railway, 5 miles S by E of Corby. It has a station on the railway; and its Post Town is Castle-Bytham, under Stamford. Acres, 1,010. Real property, £1,643. Pop., 362. Houses, 64. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £329.* Patron, alternately the Bishop of Lincoln and the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The church is good. Charities, £16.

Added : 01/12/11 : MG


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  1. Don’t know if this is the place to post my question – but here goes anyway….
    I’m researching my famikly history and have discovered on the 1911 census that my great grandmother Eliza Eastmond, and her family were living in your village. None of us knew this and so it was a real surprise. The address on the census is The Workmans Dwellings, Little Bytham Station, Grantham, Lincs. She has 11 men boarding with her as well as her 3 sons, William, George & Charles and her daughter Edith. Her sons William and George are both listed as ‘Railway Contractors Labourer’, as are the other men lodging there.
    Is there anyone in the village or area who can give me more of an idea what they were doing there and/or a little about where the ‘house’ would have been. I would be really grateful for anything or any ideas or even where to look.
    Yours hopefully,

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