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  • The parish was in the Brigg sub-district of the Glanford Brigg Registration District.
  • 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:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2399
1871 R.G. 10 / 3430
1891 R.G. 12 / 2626

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to St. Helen. "Helena" would be the Latin version of the name.
  • The church tower dates to the twelfth century.
  • The rectory house was built in 1846.
  • The church was restored in 1859.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • The church seats 220.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of St. Helen's on Geo-graph. The photo was taken in 2009.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Helen's Church, taken by Ron Cole (who retains the copyright):

Saint Helen's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1698.
  • We have a handful of entries in our parish register extract. Your additions to this are welcome.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
  • There was a Wesleyan Methodist and a Primitive Methodist chapel in the village. Check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Brigg sub-district of the Glanford Brigg Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Kirmington is a village and a parish 7 miles north of Caistor and 12 miles west of Grimsby. The parish sits in a vale of the Wold Hills and covers just over 1,900 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The village and parish are just outside of the Humberside International Airport, which sits to the southwest.
  • By automobile, the village is just north of the A18 trunk road, 7 miles east of Brigg.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.

You can see pictures of Kirmington which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Kirmington to another place.


  • J. THOMAS provides us with a photograph of the Beer garden for those warm afternoons at the Marrowbone and Cleaner Pub. The photo was taken in 2012.
  • The names associated with the Marrowbone in directories are:
Year Person
1842 -- not listed --
1872 Martin FRANKISH, shopkeeper
1882 Thomas Martin FRANKISH, shopkeeper
1930 Mrs. Rose WARD

Thomas Martin FRANKISH was born in Thoresby, LIN, circa 1821.

Military History

  • The Portland stone War Memorial was raised in 1921 in memory of the men of the parish who fell in World War I.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of the War Memorial in the churchyard on Geo-graph. The photo was taken in 2009.
  • RAF Kirmington started construction in 1941 and was opened as an airfield in October, 1942, as a maritime bomber base.
  • The airfield closed in 1945.
  • The local council started considering a regional airport in 1960 and purchased the airfield in 1969. The new airport began operations in 1974 from the newly christened "Humberside International Airport".
  • Paul GLAZZARD has a photograph of the RAF Memorial on Geo-graph. The photo was taken in 2008.

Names, Geographical

  • The name often appears as "Kermington" in older records.

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 East division of the ancient Yarborough Wapentake in the Glanford (or North Lindsey) district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Croxton and Kirmington have a joint Parish Council which you may contact regarding civic or political issues. They are NOT staffed to do family history searches for you.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Lincolnshire Council website.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Glanford Brigg Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Brigg petty session hearings.
  • In 1888, the Earl of Yarborough had almshouses built for four local poor parishners.
  • Jonathan THACKER provides a photograph of the Almshouses on Geo-graph. The photo was taken in 2011.


Year Inhabitants
1801 203
1831 310
1841 367
1871 419
1891 427
1911 377


  • In 1882, a Church of England School was built to hold 150 children from Kirmington and Croxton parishes.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.
  • Jonathan THACKER provides a photograph of the school on Geo-graph. The photo was taken in 2011.