The administrative county of Kesteven (1889–1974), shown within England.
The administrative county of Kesteven (1889–1974), shown within England.

Elections to Kesteven County Council were held on Saturday, 11 April 1964. Kesteven was one of three divisions of the historic county of Lincolnshire in England; it consisted of the ancient wapentakes (or hundreds) of Aswardhurn, Aveland, Beltisloe, Boothby Graffoe, Flaxwell, Langoe, Loveden, Ness, and Winnibriggs and Threo.[1] The Local Government Act 1888 established Kesteven as an administrative county, governed by a Council;[2] elections were held every three years from 1889, until it was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972, which established Lincolnshire County Council in its place.[3][4]

The county was divided into 60 electoral divisions, each of which returned one member. In 1964 there were contests in 5 of these.

Results by division

Division Candidate Party Votes Retiring member?
Ancaster Thomas A. H. Coltman y
Bassingham Tom W. Mawer y
Bennington Frederick Winter y
Billingborough Catherine A. Baker y
Billinghay Robert Couling
Bourne no. 1 Eric J. Grieves
Bourne no. 2 John R. Grummitt y
Bracebridge Herbert E. Hough y
Branston John R. Wilkinson y
Bytham John H. Turner y
Caythorpe Bernard L. Barker y
Claypole Brig. Frank McCallum y
Colsterworth Harry Timberlake y
Corby John H. Lewis y
Cranwell Majorie Bangay y
Deeping St James Gerald G. Crowson y
Dunston Harry M. Salter
Gonerby and Barrowby John E. Snell y
Grantham no. 1 Albert E. Bellamy y
Grantham no. 2 William Bevan y
Grantham no. 3 John W. Harrison y
Grantham no. 4 Kenneth H. Jennings y
Grantham no. 5 Philip Newton y
Grantham no. 6 Hannah Smith
Grantham no. 7 John C. B. Thompson
Grantham no. 8 Thomas H. Scott
Grantham no. 9 George E. Waltham y
Grantham no. 10 K. S. Botterill Lab 346
O. P. Hudson Con 510 y
Heckington Joseph Q. M. Longstaff y
Helpringham Sydney P. King y
Kyme Stanley T. Wood y
Leadenham William Reeve y
Market Deeping James C. Cave y
Martin Henry C. Rothery y
Metheringham Rev. Samuel Radford (Vicar of Metheringham) Ind 591
Frederick C. Townsend Ind 208 y
Morton John A. Galletly y
Navenby Charles E. Marshall y
North Hykeham Mrs Mary Large y
Osbournby Nellie Robson y
Ponton Robert W. Newton y
Rippingale Harold Scarborough y
Ropsley W. L. Sykes Ind 239
W. J. W. Creesman Ind 208 y
Ruskington Eric A. Skinns y
Scopwick Horace Waudby y
Skellingthorpe R. C. Turner Ind 568 y
S. T. Buttery Lab 288
Sleaford no. 1 Cecil J. Barnes y
Sleaford no. 2 Walter H. Owen y
Sleaford no. 3 Henry C. Johnson
Stamford no. 1 Gladys M. Boyfield y
Stamford no. 2 Ernest D. Ireson y
Stamford no. 3 J. M. W. Taylor Ind 534 y
G. C. Swanson Lab 199
Stamford no. 4 Emma C. Packer
Stamford no. 5 Harold Knowles y
Swinderby Henry N. Nevile y
Thurlby George A. Griffin y
Uffington Colin B. Snodgrass y
Washingborough George E. Capps y
Welby Anthony H. Thorold y
Wilsford Harry N. Tickler
Woolsthorpe Horace H. Brownlow y

Source: "Vicar unseats a retiring member". Sleaford Standard. 17 April 1964. p. 13




  1. ^ "Kesteven, Lincolnshire", A Vision of Britain (University of Portsmouth). Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ Local Government Act 1888, part ii, section 46.1(a), cf. part v, section 83.10
  3. ^ Local Government Act 1888, part i, section 2, and part vi, section 103
  4. ^ Local Government Act 1972, schedule 1