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  • St Edith, Tinkle Street, Church of England


  • The parish was in the Saltfleet sub-district of the Louth 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 / 635
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2385
1871 R.G. 10 / 3407
1891 R.G. 12 / 2610


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Grimoldby 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 Edith.
  • The church was built of stone around 1300.
  • In 1876 the chancel was restored.
  • The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • The church seats about 220.
  • A photograph of the Anglican parish church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Another photograph of St. Edith's church is at the FLICKR site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Edith's church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Edith's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • A Weslyean Methodist chapel was built here, along with the Primitive Methodists and the United Methodists. 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 Saltfleet sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Grimoldby is a village and a parish 5 miles east of Louth in Lincolnshire. The parish of covers over 1,800 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B1200 arterial road south and east out of Louth toward Saltfleetby. Grimoldby is just north off of the roadway about halfway to Saltfleetby.
  • Grimoldby used to have a railway station and train service.
  • There is a caravan park just west of the village.
  • Visit our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Grimoldby which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF390880 (Lat/Lon: 53.370570, 0.087790), Grimoldby which are provided by:

Military History

  • There is a plaque in St. Edith's church to Pilot Officer Peter Fox who died in World War II.
  • There is a War Memorial column standing outside St. Edith's church. John READMAN has a photograph of the War Memorial at Geo-graph, taken in 2005.

Names, Geographical

  • In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Grimalbi.
    [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].

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 Middle Marsh division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish has joined with Manby to form a united Parish Council. You are welcome to contact them regarding civil or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history research.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 246
1831 311
1841 267
1871 337
1881 363
1891 321
1901 301
1911 280


  • A Public Elementary School for both Grimoldby and Manby was built here in 1871 to hold 114 children.
  • Grimoldby Primary School has a website. but no school history or student data is provided.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.