Wragby in 1839
Wragby is in the wapentake of Wraggoe, parts of Lindsey, 144 miles from London through Lincoln. The parish comprehends 1,710 acres, with a population in 1831 of 601, more than a fourth agricultural. The town is neatly built and pleasantly situated. A handsome new church was built in 1837, by Mr. Turner, the proprietor of the town. There is a Methodist meeting-house ; also an almshouse for six clergymens widows and six other persons, with a chapel. The market is on Thursday. The living is a vicarage united with the rectory of East Torrington, both in the archdeaconry of Lincoln, and of the joint yearly value of £327, with a glebe-house. There were in 1833 an endowed day-school with 20 children ; another day-school with 25 children ; and a Sunday-school with 28 children.