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  • The parish was in the Caistor sub-district of the Caistor 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 / 631
1861 R.G. 9 / 2392
1871 R.G. 10 / 3421
1891 R.G. 12 / 2621


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Croxby 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 is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was originally erected in 1140.
  • The church seats 80.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2005.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Croxby All Saints parish church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1812. Earler registers were lost to fire.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the East Walshcroft rural deanery.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Croxby is a small village and a parish in the north of Lincolnshire, about 5 miles east of Caistor and 10 miles south-west from Grimsby. Thorganby parish is to the south-east and Cuxwold parish to the north. The parish only covers about 1,650 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The village does not appear on most motoring maps. It is too small.
  • Check our resources on the transport page for bus services.
  • See our touring page for area resources.
You can see pictures of Croxby which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


  • John Donald COATES, a farmer, was the resident in Croxby Hall in 1912.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF190980 (Lat/Lon: 53.465292, -0.208876), Croxby which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the south division of the ancient Walshcroft Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the East Lindsey division of the county.
  • In April, 1936, this Civil Parish was abolished and all the land amalgamated into Thoresway Civil Parish.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Caistor petty session hearings every fourth Wednesday of the month.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 57
1831 73
1841 106
1871 140
1881 127
1891 115
1911 119