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Faldingworth

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the North-East sub-district of the Lincoln 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 / 633
1861 R.G. 9 / 2363
1871 R.G. 10 / 3376

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Faldingworth 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

  • Thee Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1814 and again in 1890-91.
  • The church seats 150 persons.
  • There is a photograph of the Anglican parish church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of All Saintst Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2004.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

All Saints Church

Church Records

  • Thee Anglican parish register dates from 1549.
  • We have a small Parish Register Extract text file. Your additions will be welcome.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The United Methodists and the Wesleyan Methodists each had a chapel here.
  • Wendy PARKINSON has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2005.
  • For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Faldingworth is both a village and a parish 11 miles north-east of the city of Lincoln and 5 miles south-west of Market Rasen. Spridlington parish lies to the west, Friesthorpe parish to the south-east and the village of Middle Rasen to the north. Faldingworth parish covers just over 2,500 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A46 trunk road between Lincoln and Middle Rasen. The village is about nine miles outside of Lincoln and only three miles from Middle Rasen.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Faldingworth which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Faldingworth 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 Faldingworth to another place.

History

  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Coach and Horses Pub on High Street on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF066847 (Lat/Lon: 53.348442, -0.400074), Faldingworth which are provided by:

Military History

  • The RAF opened an airfield here in the Summer of 1943.
  • Initially, the field was a decoy airfield named "Toft Grange".
  • In addition to British units, the field was home to two squadrons of Free Polish units, the 300 and the 305. Both were bombing squadrons.
  • In 1957 the field resembeld a high-secutiry prison. It had become host to nuclear bombers armed with the H-bomb.
  • The RAF closed the field in 1972.
  • There is a history of Faldingworth Airfield at the Parish Council site.

Military Records

  • There is a memorial to the Polish units at Faldingworth, but no names are on it.
  • The church holds a memorial book with photographs of personnel who served at RAF Faldingworth.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Lawress Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In March, 1887, a detached portion of this parish was added to Friesthorpe parish by a Local Government Order.
  • You can contact the local Parish Council about civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to answer family history questions.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard on the 1st Tuesday each month at the Market Rasen petty session hearings.
  • The Earl Brownlow left a charity of £6 and 12s yearly for the parish poor.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 226
1831 296
1841 350
1851 387
1871 326
1891 278
1911 269

Schools

  • A Council School was built here in 1828, then enlarged in 1876 and again in 1889. It serves the parishes of Faldingworth, Buslingthorpe, Freisthorpe and Snarford.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.