- Holland, Lincolnshire
infobox historic subdivision
Name= Lincolnshire, Parts of Holland
HQ= County Hall, Boston
Replace= Boston, South Holland
AreaFirst= 268,992 acres (1089 km²)
AreaLast= 267,847 acres (1083 km²)
Holland is an area of south-east
Lincolnshire, England. The name is still recognised locally and survives in the district of South Holland.
The Parts of Holland was one of the three medieval subdivisions or 'Parts' of Lincolnshire (the other two were Lindsey and
Kesteven) which had long had separate county administrations ( Quarter Sessions). Under the Local Government Act 1888it obtained a county council, which it retained until 1974. At that point the three county councils were abolished and Lincolnshire (minus the northern part of Lindsey) had a single county council for the first time.
Local Government Act 1894it was divided into rural districts, urban districts, with the municipal boroughof Boston remaining untouched. The rural districts were Boston, Crowland, East Elloe and Spalding, whilst Holbeach, Long Sutton, Spalding and Sutton Bridgebecame urban districts. In 1932, the Crowland(which consisted of the single parish of Crowland) RD was abolished and added to Spalding RD, and all urban districts apart from Spalding were abolished and added to East Elloe RD.
Holland was all close to sea level, achieving a maximum altitude of about five metres on artificially raised river banks (
levees). It therefore needed carefully managed drainage to maintain the very productive arable farmland which covered almost its entire extent. Consequently, a significant part of its drainage for arable use had to await the introduction of steam pumping. Before the mid nineteenth century, it was a much more pastoral area, used for fattening stock brought in from Scotlandand northern England before it was driven to market in places like London. Many of the country roads are still called droves.
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