"Lincolnshire, maritime county in East of England, bounded North by Yorkshire,
from which it is separated by the Humber; East by the North Sea; South by
Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk; and West by Nottinghamshire,
Leicestershire, and Rutland. Lincolnshire is the second largest county in
England. For a very long time it has been divided into 3 'parts' -namely,
the Parts of Lindsey, the Parts of Kesteven, and the Parts of Holland. "
from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887