Doctors and Surgeons of Market Rasen 1803-2020

Dr Zephaniah BARTON

He arrived in Market Rasen in 1803.

He is listed as a Surgeon with an apprentice in 1806- William Conolly John Conolly’s brother.

Dr BARTON and his family were the main Doctors in Market Rasen until 1936, more details see Barton and family


born in Chichester in 1872, died in 1888

1856 working with Dr M S Barton

1871 census, Henry is living with his mother Rebecca and cousin Frances Ann Turnour. They have two servants. Next door is Dr Richard Reed and two doors way is Dr M Barton.

1881 living in 20 Union Street, Market Rasen…MBCS Eng St Andrews. Surgeon.

Kelly’s directory 1885

listed Dr H E Turnour as the Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator, Casitor Union, Market Rasen no 2 District, Union Street. Working at the Cottage Hospital and dispensary.

Dr Harold W PANK

He born in New Barnet, 1875 and died 1955

by 1909 in Market Rasen

M.R.C.S Eng, L.R.C.P Lond., physician and surgeon and medical officer and public vaccinator Tealby No 3 district, Caistor Union and medical officer to the Cottage Hospital and Dispensary, open daily (except Sunday) 9-11am, Tuesday 11-1pm

Home address 20 King Street. see separate site

Dr Dudley Francis TORRENS


He was born 1884 in Ireland, Died 1965 in Lincoln. 1911 listed at 10 Chapel Street

Captain in RAMC
22.3.1918-10.12.1918 prisoner of war, when att 6/ North Staffs Regt. RAMC.

1911 member of the Market Rasen Freemason Lodge.
1913 listed in Kelly’s directories…at Conway Villa, Kilnwell Road.
Joined Barton & Pank partnership.

M.B., Ch. B. Physician & Surgeon & Medical Officer for No 2 district, Caistor union & for Market Rasen UDC.

Partnership with Dr Shegog started sometime between 1926 and 1930

1937 Kelly’s Torrens & Shegog, physicians & surgeons, 34 King Street. Above list for 1942 includes his son Dr Desmond John Dudley Torrens. His mother was called Kathleen.

Lived with his sister Nora Torrens.

Torrens Dudley Francis M.B., B.Ch. (firm Torrens & Shegog), Physician & Surgeon & Medical Officer of health to the UDC, Medical Officer and public vaccinator for Lincs CC Public Assistance Committee, factory inspector and M.O. To the Cottage Hospital & Dispensary & District Nursing Association. Home address Conway Villa.

Dr Frederick William SHEGOG

He was born in Dublin on 18 th December 1897, his father died when he was two. His mother remarried and in 1911, he is living with her and step-father in Dublin.

1916 he is registered as a student in Dublin, Frederick qualified as a Doctor in 1920.

1927, Frederick married Madge Jaquest in Luton, they moved to Market Rasen.

Dr Shegog joins Dr Dudley Torrens ( another Irishman) in partnership. see next section for more details.

Dr Harold SCOTT

Harold Scott was born in Cork in 1914. He qualified in 1947 in Dublin. Harold married Inga Rose in 1948 and they moved to Market Rasen.

Dr Scott joined Dr Shegog when Dr Torren retired.

1959 he is listed at Brooklyn, Willingham Road. When Dr Shegog retired he was joined by Dr Parry.

1979, Dr Scott retired in 1979 and died in 1995.

Dr Graham PARRY

Dr Graham Parry was born in Burma in 1939. He qualified in 1965 and arrived in market Rasen in 1969.

He worked with Dr Scott in the Surgery in King Street, as did both their wives (Receptions).

1970, they moved into the new premises at the bottom of Gordon Field. Dr Scott retired in 1979.

In 1991, the practice moved to the new surgery in Mill Road. Dr Parry was also the Race course Doctor.

1999, he retired and he and his wife Chris moved to the old watermill in Middle Rasen.


He left behind a practice with 5 doctors and 8,000 patients.

Doctors Eames; Telfer; Weeks; Birch and Maxwell.

Dr Graham Parry died in 2020.