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Parts of Lincolnshire - Wikipedia

Map of the administrative counties in Lincolnshire between 1890 and 1965, showing the three parts and the two separate county boroughs

The three parts of the English county of Lincolnshire are or were divisions of the second-largest county in England. Similar in nature to the three ridings of Yorkshire, they existed as local government units until commencement of the Local Government Act 1972.

The three parts were:

The three parts touched in a tripoint somewhere near Chapel Hill.

Each of the parts had long had separate county administration (quarter sessions), and each was created a discrete administrative county with its own county council in 1889.

This arrangement lasted until 1974, when the three councils were replaced by a single Lincolnshire County Council, with northern Lindsey going to form part of the new County of Humberside (since abolished and replaced south of the Humber with two unitary authorities).

Although the parts no longer exist as units of local government, they are still recognised as broad geographical areas of Lincolnshire, and their names live on in some of the county's district councils (East and West Lindsey, North and South Kesteven, and South Holland).

Quarter sessions[edit]

Venues for quarter sessions in Lincolnshire in 1846[1]

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Epiphany Easter Midsummer Michaelmas Kesteven Bourne Bourne Bourne Boston Holland Bourne Bourne Bourne Boston Lindsey (first division) Kirton in Lindsey Kirton in Lindsey Kirton in Lindsey Kirton in Lindsey Lindsey (second division) Spilsby Louth Spilsby Louth

In 1906, quarter sessions were held at Lincoln for Lindsey, at Bourne and Sleaford for Kesteven, and at Spalding and Boston for Holland.[2]

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