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Eastville

Cemeteries

  • St Paul, Spilsby Road, Church of England

Census

  • The parish was in the Stickney 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:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 632
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1871 R.G. 10 / 3387

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Eastville 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 Saint Paul (some sources give St. Luke as the name).
  • The church was built in 1840.
  • The church seats 120.
  • A Mission Hall was built here in 1897, associated with the church.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.

Eastville St. Paul parish church

  • Here is a photo of St. Paul's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Paul's Church

  • This is a photo of St. Jude's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright). We believe this is the Chapel of Ease or Mission Hall in the parish:

St. Jude's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1840, when the church was dedicated.
  • The parish register has not been deposited in the Lincoln Archives.
  • 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 Stickney 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

Eastville is a parish and village 12 miles north-east of Boston, 6 miles south of Spilsby and about 116 miles north of London. Friskney parish lies to the east. The parish covers about 2,750 acres. The parish includes the hamlet of "New Leake".

The village of Eastville lies in the Fens. If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A16 trunk road north out of Boston. Turn right at Stickney and drive east about 3 miles to Eastville village.
  • If you are planning a visit, check out our touring page.
You can see pictures of Eastville which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Eastville to another place.

Manors

  • There is no manor house in Eastville parish.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF400560 (Lat/Lon: 53.082851, 0.088769), Eastville which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • For many centuries, Eastville was only a township in the East Fen. It was established as a parish in 1812.
  • The parish was in the east division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the Bolingbroke Soke.
  • 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, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other Monday.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1821 118
1831 136
1871 304
1881 259
1891 342
1911 290

Schools

  • A Board School was erected in New Leake in 1890 to hold up to 160 children. This school was part of the United School Board District of Leake, which formed in 1881.
  • The local Council School was built in 1897 for 80 children.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.