The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
By 1676 there were twenty dissenters (Non-conformists) in Goulceby. By 1701 the Goulceby Baptist Chapel, established under the rule that a Non Conformist chapel must be five miles distant from a market town, had 106 members of which 25 were resident in the parishes of Asterby and Goulceby, 30 from Donington, 16 from Stenigot and the rest from surrounding villages.
The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1837 and the Wesleyans built theirs the next year, in 1838. The United (formerly Free) Methodists built a chapel here in 1854. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Goulceby (also found as Goulsby) is both a village and parish in the Wolds, seven miles southwest of Louth and seven miles north of Horncastle and bounded on the west by the River Bain. Asterby parish is to the east and Ranby parish to the west. Piewipe Hill in the parish was so named because of it's association with the Lapwing, or Peewit, which, not so long ago, occurred in vast flocks. They are now only seen in relatively small numbers. The parish covers just under 1,200 acres (and was slightly larger before 1900).
The village of Goulceby is in a narrow dale on one of the tributary streams of the River Bain. If you are planning a visit:
The village lies just west of the Horncastle to Louth road, the A153, about midway between those two towns.
In 1876, a bridge was built over the River Bain to Ranby. The cost of £160 was paid by voluntary contributions.
In 2003, there was a sighting of a large cat, believed to be a black panther, between Goulceby and Hemingby. There have been numerous sightings over the years of what the media calls "the Lincolnshire Lion" and other derisive names.