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Hagworthingham

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library holds a copy of the parish census returns for 1841 and 1881.
  • We have a handful of 1901 census surnames in a text file. Your additions are welcome.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 636
1851 H.O. 107 / 2108
1861 R.G. 9 / 2369
1871 R.G. 10 / 3383
1881 R.G. 11 / 3250
1901 R.G. 13 / 3071

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hagworthingham 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 the Holy Trinity.
  • The Church of Holy Trinity is an ancient building with a low tower.
  • The church was restored in 1859.
  • Here is view of the church interior taken by Dave HITCHBORNE.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.

Hagworthingham Holy Trinity Church

  • Here is another photo of Holy Trinity church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Holy Trinity Church 2

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1562.
  • The Anglican parish register for baptisms, 1700-1861, Marriages 1700-1837 and burials 1700-1907 are on the FreeREG site.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists each had a chapel in the village. 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 Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Six miles east of Horncastle and 5 miles north-west of Spilsby, Hagworthingham is a large village and parish in the Wold hills. Bag Enderby parish is to the north and Lusby parish to the south. The parish covers just over 2,400 acres.

The village is on the south side of the A158 between Horncastle and Skegness. If you are planning a visit:

  • Watch for the SIGN!.
  • The grassland area known as Furze Hill (TF 3569) is a nature preserve.
  • Stop and relax at the Stockwith Mill Tearooms & Craft Shop on Harrington Road.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Hagworthingham which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

History

  • The George and Dragon Public House provided a place to catch up on local news. There is a photograph of the Inn at Geo-graph, taken by Peter CHURCH.
  • Individuals' names associated with the Inn in various directories are:
Year  Person
1868 Alfred MARCHAM
1872 John FLETCHER, vict.
1882 Absalom Hanson CAUNT, horse breaker
1900 Mrs. Mary A. SKEPPER
1913 Mrs. Annie FARROW
1919 Charles George LAMMIMAN
1930 Charles George LAMMIMAN

Absalom H, CAUNT was born in Burton Pedwardine, LIN, circa 1840. Annie FARROW is possibly Annie Marie FARROW, born Boston, LIN, circa 1863.

  • The Rising Sun also provided a local view on events, but it appears to be a post-WWI creation. Individuals' names associated with the Inn in various directories are:
Year  Person
1882 -- not listed --
1900 -- not listed --
1913 -- not listed --
1919 -- not listed --
1930 Mrs. Rose RILEY

Land and Property

  • In 1842, The Earl Manvers was the principal landowner, and the Rev. Henry CHEALES, Robt. CRACROFT, Thos. DUNDAS and Wm. Rd. WINGATE were also landowners, along with several smaller owners.
  • In 1872, The Earl Manvers was the principal landowner, and the Rev. Henry CHEALES, the Rev. Henry J. INGILBY, the Rev. W. A. BATHURST and Mrs. WINGATE were also landowners, along with several smaller owners.
  • In 1881, The Earl Manvers was the principal landowner, and the Rev. Henry CHEALES, the Rev. Henry J. INGILBY, the Rev. W. A. BATHURST and Mrs. WINGATE were also landowners, along with several smaller owners.
  • In 1900, The Earl Manvers was the principal landowner.
  • In 1913, Capt. Charles Arthur STANILAND, James Allan Carnegie CHEALES and Sir William INGILBY, Baronet, were the principal landowners.

Manors

  • The Rectory House, described as "a large handsome mansion", was built in 1841.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF340690 (Lat/Lon: 53.201176, 0.004681), Hagworthingham which are provided by:

Military History

  • An obelisk in the churchyard is the War Memorial to the men from the parish who perished in the Great War. The photograph is by Richard CROFT.

Names, Geographical

  • Locals refer to the village as "Haag".

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 ancient Hill Wapentake (Hill Hundred) in the East Lindsey district and in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Horncastle petty session hearings every Saturday.
  • The Common Lands were enclosed here in 1796.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 376
1811 442
1821 533
1831 593
1841 600
1851 651
1871 612
1881 484
1891 477
1911 350

Schools

  • A Free School was built here in 1704 and supported by subscription. It was rebuilt on a new site in 1823, but that building was taken down about 1873 and rebuilt yet again.
  • Dr. Thomas Sedgwick WHALLEY, who died in 1828, left £300 to generate interest to support a Sunday School here, but the money was never paid from his estate. See Chris STEVENS note concerning T. S. WHALLEY.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.