Parish marriages are in Boyd's Marriage Index, covering 1567 - 1751.
The LFHS has published several indexes (marriage and burial) for the Beltisloe Deanery to make your search easier.
The parish had a Wesleyan Methodist chapel erected in 1836. This chapel was enlarged in 1866 and restored in 1899. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Castle Bytham is both a village and parish which lies just east of the A1 trunk road, 94 miles north of London,9 miles north of Stamford, and 5 miles southwest of Corby, near the border with Rutland County. The parish includes the hamlet of Counthorpe. Swayfield parish lies to the north and Creeton parish to the northwest. The parish sits on a branch of the River Witham and covers about 4,100 acres, but was once considerably larger.
If you are planning a visit:
There is a caravan park just east of the village.
You will klnow when you're there when you see the Village Sign, here photographed by Bob HARVEY.
Stop by the Village Hall on Pinfold Lane and get a schedule of current events.
The ancient name of the village was West Bytham, changed to Castle Bytham after the castle was built.
Castle Bytham may have been where the first Norman castle was built. By 1086, it was held by Drew de BEURERE, the Lord of Holderness.
There is a book entitled 'The History of Castle Bytham (update 2000)' by Richard FOERS MBE JP. It is published by the Castle Bytham Parish Council and runs to some 200 pages. Cost £12.50 when published in 1999. No ISBN, therefore I assume it's a limited publication. To see if copies are still available, write to: Castle Bytham Parish Clerk, Mrs J Gascoyne, 2 St Martins, Castle Bytham, Grantham, NG33 4RH, United Kingdom.
Bytham is from the Old English bythme or "valley bottom," and the name first appears in 1067 as Bytham and in the 1086 Domesday Book as Bitham. A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.