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High Toynton

Cemeteries

  • St John, Spilsby Road/Gravelpit Lane, Church of England

Census

  • The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • 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 / 647
1851 H.O. 107 / 2108
1861 R.G. 9 / 2369 & 2371
1871 R.G. 10 / 3383
1891 R.G. 12 / 2599

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the High Toynton 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 local Anglican Church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.
  • An older church from the 13th century was torn down and a new one erected of sandstone on the same site in 1872.
  • The church seats 100.
  • Rod COLLINS has an excellent history of the church with pictures at his High Toynton Church site.
  • Here is a photo of St. John the Baptist's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. John Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1715.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a small chapel here, built in 1840. 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

High Toynton is both a village and a parish in the Wold hills, 1.5 miles east of Horncastle. Low Toynton parish lies to the north and Mareham on the Hill parish to the south. The parish only covers about 1,010 acres. The parish had a substantial allotment of land in Wildmore Fen, to the south.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The village lies south of the A158, Horncastle to Skegness road, east of Horncastle.
  • Watch for this SIGN provided by Patrica McCRORY.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of High Toynton which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

  • In 1842, the principal landowner was the Bishop of Carlisle. Others included W. H. L. ROLLESTON, Henry Fynes CLINTON and the BABINGTON, MADDISON, TOPLIS, COPPING and MASKELL families.
  • In 1882, White's Directory tells us that the principal landowners were the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, E. L. ROLLASTON (sic), the CLINTON and MADDISON families and several small freeholders.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF280690 (Lat/Lon: 53.202653, -0.085090), High Toynton which are provided by:

Military History

Names, Personal

  • White's 1842 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: COPPING, MADDISON, MASKELL, MAWER, POCKLINGTON, RICHARDSON, SMITH and TOPLIS.
  • White's 1872 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: BETTS, BLANCHARD, BOUCHER, BUTLER, COCKING, COOK, COPPIN, DAWSON, DUDDLES, GENTEL, HUGHES, LEVERTON, LONGSTAFF, MADDISON, NUNDY, RICHARDSON, ROBINSON, SINCLAIR and SORFLEET.
  • White's 1882 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: BANCROFT, BLANCHARD, BOUCHER, COPPIN, DAWSON, DUDDLES, HALL, HARRISON, HUGHES, LEVERTON, LONGSTAFF, MADDISON, NUNDY, ROBINSON, ROSE, SINCLAIR and SORFLEET.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Horncastle Soke in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The citizens of High Toynton have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council, but they hold periodic Parish Meetings to discuss civic or political issues.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 93
1811 121
1821 159
1831 164
1841 120
1851 136
1881 133
1891 124
1911 125

Schools