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  • The parish was in the Alford sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 630
1851 H.O. 107 / 2110
1861 R.G. 9 / 2377
1871 R.G. 10 / 3395
1891 R.G. 12 / 2605


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Calceby area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • By 1871, the parish church was in ruins. There hasn't been a service held here since 1692. Parishoners attended church at South Ormsby.
  • Colin PARK has a photograph of the ruins of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken on a sunny day in September, 2013.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Calceby St. Andrew parish church

Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1561 and is included in the register of South Ormsby.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Alford sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This small village and parish are located 5 miles west of Alford. The parish covers only 630 acres.

The village is too small to appear on most small scale (large area) maps. If you plan to visit:

  • By autombile, the parish is just 1 mile west of the A16 trunk road coming south out of Louth.
  • See the Lincolnshire Touring and Holidays page on this site.
You can see pictures of Calceby which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Calceby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • Chris ? has a photograph of Calceby Manor on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2013.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF390750 (Lat/Lon: 53.253792, 0.082098), Calceby which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in the county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Marsh division of the ancient Calceworth Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish was amalgamated into the Spilsby Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Alford petty session hearings.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 46
1831 54
1841 54
1871 54
1881 62
1891 41
1901 45
1911 48
1921 34
1931 34