The LFHS has published several indexes for the Lafford Deanery to make your search easier.
Gordon Warrington hase been transcribing the Parish Registers for Great Hale, which cover Little Hale baptisms, marriages and burials from 1810-1837. These can be downloaded in MS Excel format from the Heckington site.
The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here about 1840. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
This village was a township in the ecclesiastical parish of Great Hale, but was created as a civil parish in modern times. The civil parish lies just south of Great Hale parish and just north of Helpringham parish. Swineshead parish is to the west. The parish covers about 2,490 acres, almost all is reclaimed Fen land.
The hamlet of Little Hale is only a mile south of Great Hale (called just "Hale" in these modern times). Hale itself seems almost a suburb of Heckington (to the north). If you are planning a visit:
Take the A17 trunk road that runs between Sleaford and Holbeach and turn south at Heckington onto the B1394. Alternatively, you could take the A52 between Grantham and Boston and turn north onto the B1394 at Swaton.
The name Hale is Old English halh or "nook or corner of land". The village is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as Hale, and the entry covers both Great Hale and Little Hale. Hale Parva is the Latinized form of Little Hale and may appear in some church entries. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]