The Anglican parish registers exist from 1636, although Bishops transcripts go back to 1599.
Rex Johnson advises that the "Frodingham register ... covers Ashby, Brumby, Crosby, Frodingham, Gunness (Gunhouse) and Scunthorpe. many of the records have an A,B,C, F, G or S attached to them to indicate which village the people lived in, but this letter is missing from online records."
The Anglican parish registers for St. Barnabus exist from 1851.
Many residents of Gunness Township crossed the Trent River to worship in Althorpe. You may find baptisms, marriages and burials in that regiser.
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City to see which records have been filmed. The IGI Batch Numbers for christenings are C028441 - C028442 and marriages are M028441 - M028442.
Frodingham had a Wesleyan Methodist chapel at Bromby. There was a Primitive Methodist chapel at Crosby. Each also had a chapel at Scunthorpe. The Centenary Methodist Chapel, on Frodingham Road, was opened 21st October 1908 and was destroyed by fire in 1970. A new church Sunday school was put up its site. There are two pictures of Centenary Methodist Chapel in the Archive Photographs book on Scunthorpe, pages 22 and 31, ISBN 0-7524-0764-3.
In Gunness, a Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1824 and a Primitive Methodist chapel in 1883. For information and assistance in researching these chapels see our non-conformist religions page.
There is a Catholic church, Holy Souls, on Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincs. DN15 7TA, phone: (01724) 84 2197, and it is part of the Nottingham Diocese. For information and assistance in researching these chapels and churches, see our non-conformist religions page.
Frodingham was both an ancient village and parish in Lincolnshire about 18 miles north of Gainsborough. Both are now part of the modern city of Scunthorpe. The parish lies across the north of Scunthorpe. The parish of Flixborough lies to the north, Gunness to the west and Appleby to the east. The parish contained the ancient villages of Bromby (Brumby), Crosby, Frodingham and Scunthorpe and covered about 5,770 acres.
Crosby is a township situated in Frodingham parish and spilling over into nearby Flixborough parish. Gunness is a township also partly in Frodingham parish.
If you are planning a visit:
You may want to take the steam train rides round the iron and steel making facilities of CORUS steelworks. Run by the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society. Light refreshments available. Contact Brigg Tourist Information: (01652) 657053, or e-mail: Bookings.
Frodingham and Crosby lie north of the M180 motorway, and are perhaps best reached by taking the M181 motorway north and turning off at Crosby.
There is golf available at the Appleby Frodingham Par 3 Course.
The discovery of iron ore ("ironstone") around Scunthorpe in 1859 brought mining and stellworking to the parish, along with a rapid growth. The Trent Iron Works were established prior to 1872. The Frodingham Iron Works were here, too.
At Gunness there was a wharf for the shipment of iron ore, brought by railway from Frodingham and other points.
The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway used to run through the parish. A new Scunthorpe and Frodingham Railway Station opened on 11 March 1928. On 12th June 1932, the new Frodingham locomotive yard opened in Scunthorpe, bringing more job opportunities to the growing city.
The name Frodingham is from the Old English Frod+inga+ham, for "homestead of the family of a man called Froda". In the 12th century it first appears as Frodingham. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
The local newspaper is Scunthorpe Telegraph. The Scunthorpe Central Library on Carlton Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6TX, phone: 01724 860161, has the card index to the Scunthorpe and Frodingham Star Newspaper, 1889-1959.
The parish was in Glanford (or North Lindsey) district of the county.
In 1919 the Scunthorpe and Frodingham Urban District Council was established to cover the areas previously covered by the parish councils of Scunthorpe, Frodingham, Crosby, Brumby and Ashby. A Highways Committee was soon established and this was the regulatory body for bus and coach services under the powers held by local authorities prior to the 1930 Road Traffic Act.
"Frodingham is one of the five villages which were incorporated to form the town of Scunthorpe in 1936 and Frodingham was originally the parish in which Scunthorpe lay. The ironstone which is abundant in the area eventually led to the growth of iron and steelmaking during the 19th century."