The Lincolnshire Family History Society has provided a marriage index for the Isle of Axholme Deanery to make your search easier.
A Catholic chapel was built in 1877, dedicated to Saint Joseph and Saint Dumphna. David WRIGHT has a photograph of St. Joseph and St. Dumphna on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1841 and rebuilt it in 1893. The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1837. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Luddington is one of the eight original parishes in the Isle of Axholme in the far northwest corner of Lincolnshire. Crowle parish lies 5 miles to the south-west and Scunthorpe is 10 miles south-east. The parish covers about 3,700 acres and inlcudes the township of Garthorpe.
Luddington was once a river island, having the Meredyke on the south, the Trent on the east and the Don on the north and west. At the time it was the most northern parish in the Isle of Axholme. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the B1392 secondary road north out of Althorpe.
Stop by the Village Hall, here photographed by Jon CLARK on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2005. Ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
The Lincolnshire Arms Public House closed recently and was for sale. There are three Inns listed in the 1842 White's Directory, but the Lincolnshire Arms is not among them. They are: Blue Bell, Friendship and Sheffield Arms. These same three Inns are listed in 1882 as well.
The first mention we find of the Lincolnshire Arms Public House is in 1930. The publican was Thomas KENNY.