Goltho is a parish about 10 miles northeast of Lincoln and 2 miles southwest of Wragby. Wragby parish lies to the east, Rand parish to the north and Apley parish to the south. It is described in White's 1842 Lincolnshire Directory as "a parish of scattered farms." The parish covered about 1,360 acres in 1842. Ecclesiastically, the parish was united with Bullington to form one tithe-free parish in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Bishop of Lincoln. Together, the two parishes covered about 2,540 acres.
The parish is skirted on the north side by the A158 trunk road as it passes between Lincoln and Horncastle. If you are planning a visit:
Remember, there is no village as such, just collections of houses.
Goltho Hall, torn down long before 1842, was the ancestral seat of the GRANTHAM family, who sold the estate to the MAINWARING family.
Goltho Hall was rebuilt around 1875, near the site of the old hall.
The manor here is mentioned in "Anglo-Norman Studies IV, Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1981," Edited by R. Allen Brown, Origins of the Justiciarship; Goltho Manor; Gesta Guillelmi, 247 pages, ISBN: 0-85115-161-2, 1990, Boydell Press, Price: 75.00 USD / 45.00 GBP.
White's 1842 Directory lists the following names in the parish: Thomas ARNOLD, Wm. BARTHOLOMEW, John BETTS, Wm. BETTS, Jane CARTER, Thos. HILL, Henry LISTER, Wm. PACEY, Wm. Robinson, Mary SCOTT, John SPENCER and John WHITLEY.
White's 1872 Directory lists the following names in the parish: John BETT, Mrs. Mary BYRON, Charles PACEY, Robert SMITH and John WEIGHTMAN.
White's 1882 Directory lists the following names in the parish: John BETT, William Fitzwilliam BURTON, Mrs. Mary BYRON, Frederick COLE, Prior Fry JACKMAN, George LAMB and Charles PACEY.
Kelly's 1900 Directory lists the following names in the parish: William Fitzwilliam BURTON, Jnr., Frederick CREASY, Edward HEBB, Prior Fry JACKMAN, George LAMB, John William STEPHENSON and Joseph STEPHENSON.
Kelly's 1913 Directory lists the following names in the parish: William ATKINSON, Charles BRUNTLETT, William Fitzwilliam BURTON, Jnr., Edward HEBB, Prior Fry JACKMAN, George LIMONB, Wm. Fras. MAWER, Arthur James RUTLAND and John William STEPHENSON.