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  • St Peter, Church Lane, Church of England


  • 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 633
1851 H.O. 107 / 2106
1861 R.G. 9 / 2363
1871 R.G. 10 / 3376
1891 R.G. 12 / 2596


  • St Peter, Church Lane, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Friesthorpe 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 Peter.
  • The church had a thatched roof until 1839, when that was blown away in a storm.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1841, except for the ancient tower.
  • The church is tiny, seating only 60.
  • There is a photograph of St. Peter's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005.
  • Here are two photos of St. Peter's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1620.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • 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

Friesthorpe is both a village and a small parish north-east of the city of Lincoln. Faldingworth parish lies to the north, Snarford parish to the west and Wickenby parish to the south-east.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A46 trunk road between Lincoln and Middle Rasen. The village is about 9 miles outside of Lincoln and only 3 miles from Middle Rasen, just off the road to the southeast.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Friesthorpe which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


  • The Manor House is mentioned in Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire, but only as the residence of George Ernest NETTLESHIP.
  • The Manor House is mentioned in Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire, but only as the residence of John MADDISON and son.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF072834 (Lat/Lon: 53.336640, -0.391504), Friesthorpe which are provided by:

Military Records

There are two marble plaques in the church. To see them and the names on them, see the Roll of Honour site.

Names, Geographical

  • The name Friesthorpe has also appeared with the first two vowels reversed ("Freisthorpe") and as "Frysthorpe".

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county 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.
  • 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.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 31
1831 46
1841 53
1851 62
1871 44
1891 59
1911 45