Place:Lindsey, England

Watchers
NameLindsey
Alt namesParts of Lindseysource: Wikipedia
TypeAdministrative county
Coordinates53.43°N 0.25°W
Located inEngland     (1889 - 1974)
Also located inLincolnshire, England    
See alsoHumberside, Englandcounty which took part of the territory of Lindsey in 1974
Contained Places
Area
Killingholme ( 1894 - 1974 )
Borough (county)
Grimsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Borough (municipal)
Cleethorpes ( 1889 - 1974 )
Louth ( 1889 - 1974 )
Scunthorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Civil parish
Aby with Greenfield ( 1889 - 1974 )
Asgarby in Spilsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Atterby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Beesby in the Marsh ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bigby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Bishop Norton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Blyborough ( 1889 - 1974 )
Blyton ( 1936 - 1974 )
Brampton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Brocklesby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Buslingthorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Cabourne ( 1889 - 1974 )
Cadney cum Howsham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Caistor ( 1889 - 1974 )
Chapel St. Leonards ( 1889 - 1974 )
Claxby Pluckacre ( 1889 - 1974 )
Claxby St. Andrew ( 1889 - 1974 )
Claxby by Normanby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Clixby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Coates ( 1889 - 1936 )
Corringham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Croxby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Cuxwold ( 1889 - 1974 )
East Ferry ( 1889 - 1974 )
East Stockwith ( 1889 - 1974 )
East Torrington ( 1889 - 1974 )
Farforth cum Maidenwell ( 1889 - 1974 )
Farlesthorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Fenton near Kettlethorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Fillingham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Gate Burton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Glentham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Glentworth ( 1889 - 1974 )
Grasby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Grayingham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Great Limber ( 1889 - 1974 )
Greenhill and Redhill ( 1889 - 1974 )
Gunby near Spilsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Gunness ( 1889 - 1974 )
Hannah cum Hagnaby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Hardwick ( 1889 - 1974 )
Harpswell ( 1889 - 1974 )
Hawerby cum Beesby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Haxey ( 1889 - 1974 )
Heapham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Hemswell ( 1889 - 1974 )
Holton cum Beckering ( 1889 - 1974 )
Holton le Moor ( 1889 - 1974 )
Irby in the Marsh ( 1889 - 1974 )
Keadby with Althorpe ( 1958 - 1974 )
Keelby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kettlethorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kexby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kingerby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kirkby cum Osgodby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kirmond le Mire ( 1889 - 1974 )
Knaith ( 1889 - 1974 )
Langriville ( 1889 - 1974 )
Langton by Spilsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Laughton (near Gainsborough) ( 1889 - 1974 )
Lea ( 1889 - 1974 )
Legsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Linwood ( 1889 - 1974 )
Lissington ( 1889 - 1974 )
Ludford Magna ( 1889 - 1974 )
Mablethorpe and Sutton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Marton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Middle Rasen ( 1889 - 1974 )
Morton (near Gainsborough) ( 1889 - 1974 )
Nettleton ( 1889 - 1974 )
New Leake ( 1889 - 1974 )
Newton by Toft ( 1889 - 1936 )
Newton on Trent ( 1889 - 1974 )
Normanby by Spital ( 1889 - 1974 )
Normanby le Wold ( 1889 - 1974 )
North Kelsey ( 1889 - 1974 )
North Owersby ( 1889 - 1936 )
North Willingham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Northorpe (near Gainsborough) ( 1889 - 1974 )
Osgodby (near Market Rasen) ( 1936 - 1974 )
Owersby ( 1936 - 1974 )
Owston Ferry ( 1889 - 1974 )
Riby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Rigsby with Ailby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Rothwell ( 1889 - 1974 )
Saleby with Thoresthorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Saxelby with Ingleby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Searby cum Owmby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Seven Acres ( 1889 - 1906 )
Sixhills ( 1889 - 1974 )
Skidbrooke with Saltfleet Haven ( 1889 - 1974 )
Snitterby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Somerby in Caistor ( 1889 - 1974 )
Somersby ( 1889 - 1974 )
South Kelsey ( 1889 - 1974 )
South Ormesby with Ketsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
South Owersby ( 1889 - 1936 )
Stainton le Vale ( 1889 - 1974 )
Sutton in the Marsh ( 1889 - 1926 )
Swallow ( 1889 - 1974 )
Swinhope ( 1889 - 1974 )
Tealby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thonock ( 1894 - 1974 )
Thoresway ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thorganby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thornton le Fen ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thornton le Moor ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thorpe in the Fallows ( 1889 - 1974 )
Toft Newton ( 1936 - 1974 )
Toft next Newton ( 1889 - 1936 )
Usselby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Waddingham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Walesby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Weelsby ( 1889 - 1968 )
West Halton ( 1889 - 1974 )
West Rasen ( 1889 - 1974 )
Withern with Stain ( 1889 - 1974 )
Wyham cum Cadeby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Deserted settlement
Wyham cum Cadeby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Former parish
Old Clee ( 1894 - 1974 )
Hamlet
Asgarby in Spilsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Atterby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Weelsby ( 1889 - 1968 )
Inhabited place
Alford ( 1889 - 1974 )
Barton upon Humber ( 1889 - 1974 )
Blyton cum Wharton ( 1889 - 1936 )
Brigg ( 1889 - 1974 )
Broughton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Cleethorpes ( 1889 - 1974 )
Crowle ( 1889 - 1974 )
Gainsborough ( 1889 - 1974 )
Great Limber ( 1889 - 1974 )
Grimsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Horncastle ( 1889 - 1974 )
Louth ( 1889 - 1974 )
Market Rasen ( 1889 - 1974 )
Scunthorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Skegness ( 1889 - 1974 )
Stow ( 1889 - 1974 )
Winterton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Woodhall Spa ( 1889 - 1974 )
Parish (ancient)
Aby with Greenfield ( 1889 - 1974 )
Beesby in the Marsh ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bigby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Bishop Norton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Blyborough ( 1889 - 1974 )
Brocklesby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Buslingthorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Cabourne ( 1889 - 1974 )
Caistor ( 1889 - 1974 )
Claxby Pluckacre ( 1889 - 1974 )
Claxby St. Andrew ( 1889 - 1974 )
Claxby by Normanby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Coates ( 1889 - 1936 )
Corringham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Croxby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Cuxwold ( 1889 - 1974 )
East Stockwith ( 1889 - 1974 )
East Torrington ( 1889 - 1974 )
Farforth cum Maidenwell ( 1889 - 1974 )
Farlesthorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Fillingham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Gate Burton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Glentham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Glentworth ( 1889 - 1974 )
Grasby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Grayingham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Gunby near Spilsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Hannah cum Hagnaby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Harpswell ( 1889 - 1974 )
Hawerby cum Beesby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Haxey ( 1889 - 1974 )
Heapham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Hemswell ( 1889 - 1974 )
Holton cum Beckering ( 1889 - 1974 )
Irby in the Marsh ( 1889 - 1974 )
Keelby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kettlethorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kexby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kingerby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kirkby cum Osgodby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Kirmond le Mire ( 1889 - 1974 )
Knaith ( 1889 - 1974 )
Langton by Spilsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Lea ( 1889 - 1974 )
Legsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Linwood ( 1889 - 1974 )
Lissington ( 1889 - 1974 )
Ludford Magna ( 1889 - 1974 )
Marton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Middle Rasen ( 1889 - 1974 )
Nettleton ( 1889 - 1974 )
New Leake ( 1889 - 1974 )
Newton by Toft ( 1889 - 1936 )
Newton on Trent ( 1889 - 1974 )
Normanby by Spital ( 1889 - 1974 )
Normanby le Wold ( 1889 - 1974 )
North Kelsey ( 1889 - 1974 )
North Owersby ( 1889 - 1936 )
North Willingham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Northorpe (near Gainsborough) ( 1889 - 1974 )
Owersby ( 1936 - 1974 )
Owston Ferry ( 1889 - 1974 )
Riby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Rothwell ( 1889 - 1974 )
Saleby with Thoresthorpe ( 1889 - 1974 )
Saxelby with Ingleby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Searby cum Owmby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Sixhills ( 1889 - 1974 )
Skidbrooke with Saltfleet Haven ( 1889 - 1974 )
Snitterby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Somerby in Caistor ( 1889 - 1974 )
Somersby ( 1889 - 1974 )
South Kelsey ( 1889 - 1974 )
South Ormesby with Ketsby ( 1889 - 1974 )
South Owersby ( 1889 - 1936 )
Stainton le Vale ( 1889 - 1974 )
Swallow ( 1889 - 1974 )
Swinhope ( 1889 - 1974 )
Tealby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thoresway ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thorganby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thornton le Fen ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thornton le Moor ( 1889 - 1974 )
Thorpe in the Fallows ( 1889 - 1974 )
Toft next Newton ( 1889 - 1936 )
Usselby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Waddingham ( 1889 - 1974 )
Walesby ( 1889 - 1974 )
West Halton ( 1889 - 1974 )
West Rasen ( 1889 - 1974 )
Withern with Stain ( 1889 - 1974 )
Rural district
Caistor Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Gainsborough Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Glanford Brigg Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Grimsby Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Horncastle Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Isle of Axholme Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Louth Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Sibsey Rural ( 1894 - 1936 )
Spilsby Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Welton Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Settlement
Thonock ( 1894 - 1974 )
Suburb
Old Clee ( 1894 - 1974 )
Township
Atterby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Brampton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Caistor ( 1889 - 1974 )
Clixby ( 1889 - 1974 )
East Ferry ( 1889 - 1974 )
Gunness ( 1889 - 1974 )
Hardwick ( 1889 - 1974 )
Laughton (near Gainsborough) ( 1889 - 1974 )
Morton (near Gainsborough) ( 1889 - 1974 )
Urban district
Alford ( 1889 - 1974 )
Barton upon Humber ( 1889 - 1974 )
Brigg ( 1889 - 1974 )
Broughton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Crowle ( 1889 - 1974 )
Gainsborough ( 1889 - 1974 )
Horncastle ( 1889 - 1974 )
Mablethorpe and Sutton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Market Rasen ( 1889 - 1974 )
Middle Rasen ( 1889 - 1974 )
Roxby Cum Risby ( 1889 - 1974 )
Skegness ( 1889 - 1974 )
Winterton ( 1889 - 1974 )
Woodhall Spa ( 1889 - 1974 )
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: All divisions of Lindsey are also listed in WeRelate as "Contained Places" within Lincolnshire.

The following article is based on an article in Wikipedia

The Parts of Lindsey, more commonly, "Lindsey", was an administrative county covering the northern part of Lincolnshire from 1894 until 1974. The district's name originated from the Kingdom of Lindsey of Anglo-Saxon times, whose territories were merged with that of Stamford to form Lincolnshire.

When the English shires were established, Lindsey became part of Lincolnshire. Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland each acquired the formal designation of "Parts of Lincolnshire". Lindsey thus became the "Parts of Lindsey" and was responsible for the organization of circuit courts (i.e. Quarter Sessions) for its area. (This was probably due to the size of Lincolnshire and the need to get judges to cover the complete county.)

Lindsey was originally divided into three ridings: the North, the West and the South, and then into wapentakes.

In 1889, the division which covered the law courts was followed by the establishment of the administrative county of "Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey" with an elected county council. Although Lincoln and Grimsby were geographically located within Lindsey, they were independent county boroughs.

Within the rest of Lindsey there were various urban districts and rural districts, established by the Local Government Act 1894. The rural districts were

Abolition 1974

The Parts of Lindsey was abolished on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972. The area of the administrative county was divided between two new non-metropolitan counties: the northern area of Lindsey was placed in Humberside while the remainder passed to Lincolnshire.

The original Lindsey was divided between six non-metropolitan districts, as follows:

DistrictArea
East Lindsey District (Lincolnshire)Rural districts of Horncastle, Louth and Spilsby;

Urban districts of Louth, Alford, Horncastle, Mablethorpe and Sutton, Skegness and Woodhall Spa.

West Lindsey District (Lincolnshire)Rural districts of Caistor, Gainsborough, Welton;

Urban districts of Gainsborough and Market Rasen

Cleethorpes District (Humberside)Rural district of Grimsby; Municipal Borough of Cleethorpes
Glanford District (Humberside)Rural district of Glanford Brigg; Urban districts of Barton and Brigg
Scunthorpe District (Humberside)Municipal Borough of Scunthorpe
Boothferry District (Humberside)Isle of Axholme Rural District; along with areas from the East and West Ridings of Yorkshire

Present authorities

In 1996 Humberside cease to exist and the Humberside districts were re-grouped into unitary authorities; units which performed the duties of both county and administrative district. These units are considered to be within the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire.

  • North Lincolnshire (centred on Scunthorpe) includes the former districts of Glanford and Scunthorpe, as well as the Isle of Axholme which had become the southern part of Boothferry.
  • North East Lincolnshire comprising the former districts of Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

These two unitary authorities represent the most urbanised part of traditional Lincolnshire.

There was no change to East Lindsey District and West Lindsey District.

Research Tips

Lincolnshire is very low-lying and land had to be drained for agriculture to be successful. The larger drainage channels, many of which are parallel to each other, became boundaries between parishes. Many parishes are long and thin for this reason.

There is much fenland in Lincolnshire, particularly in the Boston and Horncastle areas. Fenlands tended to be extraparochial before the mid 1850s, and although many sections were identified with names and given the title "civil parish", little information has been found about them. Many appear to be abolished in 1906, but the parish which adopts them is not given in A Vision of Britain through Time. Note the WR category Lincolnshire Fenland Settlements which is an attempt to organize them into one list.

From 1889 until 1974 Lincolnshire was divided into three administrative counties: Parts of Holland, Parts of Kesteven and Parts of Lindsey. These formal names do not fit with modern grammatical usage, but that is what they were, nonetheless. In 1974 the northern section of Lindsey, along with the East Riding of Yorkshire, became the short-lived county of Humberside. In 1996 Humberside was abolished and the area previously in Lincolnshire was made into the two "unitary authorities" of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The remainder of Lincolnshire was divided into "non-metropolitan districts" or "district municipalities" in 1974. Towns, villages and parishes are all listed under Lincolnshire, but the present-day districts are also given so that places in this large county can more easily be located and linked to their wider neighbourhoods. See the WR placepage Lincolnshire, England and the smaller divisions for further explanation.

  • Maps provided online by A Vision of Britain through Time show all the parishes and many villages and hamlets. (Small local reorganization of parishes took place in the 1930s led to differences between the latter two maps.):
  • GENUKI's page on Lincolnshire's Archive Service gives addresses, phone numbers, webpages for all archive offices, museums and libraries in Lincolnshire which may store old records and also presents a list entitled "Hints for the new researcher" which may include details of which you are not aware. These suggestions are becoming more and more outdated, but there's no telling what may be expected in a small library.
  • GENUKI also has pages of information on individual parishes, particularly ecclesiastical parishes. The author may just come up with morsels not supplied in other internet-available sources.
  • Deceased Online now has records for 11 cemeteries and two crematoria in Lincolnshire. This includes Grimsby's Scartho Road cemetery, Scartho Road crematorium, and Cleethorpes cemetery, council records for the City of Lincoln and Gainsborough, and older church records from The National Archives for St Michael's in Stamford, and St Mark's in Lincoln, dating back to 1707. This is a pay website.


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