Haltham is both a village and a parish in the Wold hills, four and a helf miles south of Horncastle. Roughton parish lies to the northwest, Scrivelsby parish to the northeast and Tumby Township to the south. The parish covered about 2,610 acres in 1815, reduced by boundary realignments to 1,234 acres by 1913.
Haltham village is on the east bank of the River Bain as it travels south from Horncastle. The village is often called "Haltham on Bain". The Haltham Beck (stream) is on the east side of the village. If you are planning a visit:
Take the A153 south out of Horncastle or north out of Coningsby.
The name derives from the Old English holt+ham, meaning "homestead in a wood". It appeared in the 1086 Domesday Book as Holtham. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
White's 1842 Directory lists the following names in the parish: Wm. BLYTHE, Jas. DALE, Thos. DIXON, Ann FREEMAN, John GAUNT, Wm. HALL, James HOGG, Thos. JOBSON, Christopher KENT, Elizabeth LINCOLN, Mary LINCOLN, Chas. OLDERSHAW, Rev. John OVERTON, Wm. PROCTOR, Wm. RICHARDSON, Fras. SIMPER, James VEAR, Wm. WESTERBY and Saml. WHITE.
White's 1872 Directory lists the following names in the parish: Charles BLYTHE, Joseph DAWSON, William DICKENSON, Mrs. Elizabeth DOWSE, Hubbert DUNHAM, Thomas GAUNT, William GAUNT, Alfred GOODYEAR, Curtis HOLDERSHAW, George HOLDERSHAW, William HURTON, John JEFFERY, John KNOWLES, Wright LEGGETT, Frederick MOTLEY, William PERKINS, Joseph PRIESTLEY, George PRITCHARD, William SINCLAIR, William SMITH, George VEAR and Thomas WOOD.