In the August 2000 Journal of the LFHS there's a review of a book "All Things Forgotten ....Village Life in Barnetby in the 16th & 17th Centuries." The book was written by Neil R. WILKYN and students at the Barnetby W.E.A. 190 pages, A4 size, ISBN 09536-13003, £9.99 (plus £2.95 p.& p.), available from the author at 48 Railway Street, Barnetby-le-Wold, North Lincs. DN38 6DQ.
The Anglican parish registers for St. Mary's exist from 1753, although entries in the IGI go back to 1561.
We have the beginnings of a Parish Register Extract in a text file for your use. Your corrections and additions are welcome.
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
There were also chapels for Wesleyan Methodists, built in 1879, and Primitive Methodists, built in 1855 and rebuilt in 1893. The Independents also had a chapel here. For more on researching these chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
Barnetby le Wold is a village and parish, due south of Barton upon Humber and due east of Scunthorpe, about ten miles from the Humberside International Airport. The parish covers about 2,580 acres and includes the hamlet of New Barnetby.
If you are planning a visit:
The village is located just south of the intersection of the A15 and M180 Motorway.
Archaeologists examining a housing development site at Barnetby uncovered an ancient industrial site, thought to be Roman, dating back to the Iron Age. It was suggested that the parts of buildings uncovered indicated a grain drier and a smoke house. The remains of 14 bodies were found in shallow graves.
The village used to hold market day every other Tuesday.
The railway arrived in 1848, in the form of the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway. A line to Scunthorpe and Keadby Junction was added in 1866, increasing railway traffic through the village.
The parish contained extensive malthouses in 1881 owned by a Sheffield company, Trustwell & Co.
The Barnetby War Memorial suffers, like many others, from errors in the names listed, Suffice to say that Roger FRANKISH has done a good job verifying the data and making corrections. His list of names can be found at the following pop-up page: Barnetby Memorial List.
You can also find Roger Frankish's details of the errors in the file: Barnetby Memorial List. This is a Microsoft Word document, about 32kb in size.
Bernodebi in the Domesday Book of 1086, the name derives from the Scandinavian name Beornnoth and its location at the northern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.