The Anglican parish church is in the centre of town, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist. It was rebuilt in 1842-3 on the site of the earlier church (above). Some of the outside stone work was restored in 1893.
The church seats 450 people.
The parish was constituted as an ecclessiastical parish on 13 August 1872, from parts of Bigby, Broughton, Scawby and Wrawby parishes.
There is a photograph of St. John's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
David WRIGHT has a photograph of St. John's Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.
Here are two photos of St. John's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
For records prior to 1850, many, many of the records in the Wrawby register were in fact for people living in Brigg. Wrawby was a small rural place with no great population, but Brigg at this time was a hugely thriving inland port, absolutely next door to Wrawby, with thousands of ships a year. Many of the Wrawby records are of watermen who travelled the inland water circuits of the county. [Rex JOHNSON]
The Anglican parish church register of baptisms and marriages dates from 1843 and burials from 1857. See Wrawby parish for earlier entries.
The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
There was a Catholic Church on Bigby Street, dedicated to St. Mary, built in 1815 and seating about 120.
The Congregationists had a chapel on Wrawby Street, founded in 1718. There was also a chapel for Wesleyans, one for Primitive Methodists and another for United methodists. For more information on records available for these chapels, please see our Nonconformist Chapels page.
David WRIGHT has a photograph of the recently built Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
Brigg (Glanford Brigg) is a large village, market town and a parish 163 miles north of London, also 16 miles southwest of Hull and 24 miles north of Lincoln. Wrawby parish lies to the north and Broughton parish to the west. The area is flat, drained by many small canals. The parish covers only 462 acres.
The village lies on the east bank of the New River Ancholme, which flows north toward the River Humber. A small part of the town lies on the west side of the river, but this section is within the parishes of Broughton and Scawby. If you are planning a visit:
The M180 motorway and the A18 trunk roads pass through the parish. The A18 actually passes through the heart of the village, where the A1084 trunk road begins its winding way south and east out of town as it heads to Caistor.
Glanford Brigg may derive from a corruption of Clampford, from the clamps or planks of timber, laid down in ancient times across the ford and its swampy approaches. A stone bridge was later built to cross the river. It was after the stone bridge was built that the town was called Brigg
The name is often rendered as Glamford Briggs, Glanford Brigg, Glandford Brigg or even Glanford Bridge.
Mike EDWARDS reports the name as 1787, Glamford Briggs, 1807. Glanford Bridge, 1845, Glandford Bridge, 1866, Glamford Briggs, 1895, Brigg, and 1904, Brigg.
A Free School was founded here by Sir John NELTHORPE, baronet, in 1669. This became the Brigg Grammar School which was built in 1674 and enlarged in 1878 on what was latter called Grammer School road. The buildings were enlarged again in 1912.
The Brigg Grammar School was still in operation in the 1940's.
Brigg National School was built on Albert Street in 1855 with room for about 200 boys.
Another Brigg National School was built on Bigby Road in 1855 with room for about 183 girls. It has been reported that this school closed around 1930.
An Infants School was established on Coney Court in 1848 with room for about 180 children. The building was originally an old warehouse and was converted for use as a school. It was part of the National School system when opened.
A Catholic School was built on Bigby Street (year unknown, but prior to 1900) and held about 80 students.