- The parish was in the Tetney sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
- Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
- The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
||H.O. 107 / 2112
||R.G. 9 / 2386
||R.G. 10 / 3409
||R.G. 12 / 2611
||R.G. 13 / 3087
- William the Conqueror founded a Priory of Benedictine monks here around 1170. All traces of it are now gone.
- The civil parish consists of two ecclesiastical parishes: Saint Bartholomew and Saint Mary.
- St. Bartholomew Church was repaired in 1863.
- St. Bartholomew seats 150.
- The Diocese of Lincoln declared St. Bartholomew Church redundant in December, 1980. In 1984 the church was gifted as a monument.
- St. Bartholomew Church is a Grade II listed site at British Heritage.
- There is a photograph of St. Bartholomew's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
- Here is a photo of St. Bartholomew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
- St. Mary's Church was restored in 1901.
- St. Mary seats about 140.
- St. Mary's Church is a Grade II listed site at British Heritage.
- There is a photograph of St. Mary's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
- Here are photos of St. Mary's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
- The parish register for St. Bartholomew dates from 1566.
- The parish register for St. Mary dates from 1597.
- The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
- The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here, as did the Primitive Methodists (1853) and the United Methodists. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
- Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
- The parish was in the Barton sub-district of the Glanford Brigg Registration District.
- Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
Covenham is a parish about 6 miles north of Louth. In the parish are two villages, now joined; Covenham St. Bartholomew and Covenham St. Mary. Austen Fen is a small low marsh near the Louth Navigation Canal.
If you are planning a visit:
- By automobile, take the A16 Trunk Road north out of Louth and turn east (right) just before Utterby and follow that road for about 2 miles.
- The Louth Navigation Canal forms the eastern boundary of the parish. Utterby parish forms the western border.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
- The Mill in Covenham was converted to a bakery. The baker used to deliver the bread by horse and cart.
- The national grid reference is TF 3349.
- You'll want an Ordnance Survey Explorer map, which has a scale of 2.5 inches to the mile.
- You might like the 1906 inch-to-the-mile map of North East Lincolnshire.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
- This place was two ancient parishes in Lincolnshire, but were created as a single modern Civil Parish when those were establishd.
- The parish was in the ancient Ludborough Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
- For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
- After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.
- Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings.
- A Public Elementary School was built for both ecclesiastical parishes in St. Mary parish in 1842. Students were also accepted from Fotherby, Utterby and Little Grimsby parishes.
- The students of St. Bartholmew parish attended school at St. Mary's parish.
- For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.
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[Last updated: 27-December-2012 - Louis R. Mills]