Deeping in 1839
Deeping, distinguished from some neighbouring places of the same name as Market Deeping, is in the wapentake of Ness, in the parts of Kesteven. It is 90 miles from London on the road to Lincoln. The parish comprehends 1,290 acres, and had in 1831 a population of 1,091. The houses are mostly old and ill built. The market is on Thursday. Some trade is carried on by the Welland. The church contains some traces of Norman and some portions of early English architecture ; the tower and other parts are perpendicular character. The living is a rectory of the clear yearly value of £579, with a glebe-house. There were in 1833 an endowed day-school with 70 scholars ; six other day-schools with 173 children ; and one Sunday-school supported out of the poor-rates, with 80 children.