Market Rasen in 1839
Market-Rasen, or Raisin, is in the hundred of Walshcroft, in the parts of Lindsey, on a little brook, the Rase or Raisin, which joins the Ancholme, nearly 148 miles from London by Lincoln. The parish comprehends 1,220 acres, and had in 1831 a population of 1,428, about one-sixth agricultural. The parish-church is commodious. The Roman Catholics and Methodists have meeting-houses : there is an hospital or almshouse for four poor men. The market, which is on Tuesday, is well frequented. The Ancholme navigation begins here. The living is a vicarage in the archdeaconry of Lincoln, of the clear yearly value of £223, with a glebe-house. There were in 1833 ten day-schools (one of them with a small endowment) with 201 children ; one boarding-school with 4 children ; and two Sunday-schools with 282 children.