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  • The parish was in the Stickney sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 640
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2372
1871 R.G. 10 / 3387
1891 R.G. 12 / 2601


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Midville 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 parish church was built in the Georgian period of brick.
  • The parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
  • The church was erected in 1819-20.
  • The church seats 80 people.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.

Saint Peter parish church

  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Saint Peter's church

Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1821.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Midville is both a village and a parish in the Fens, 6 miles south of Spilsby and 10 miles north of Boston. Stickford parish lies to the north, Stickney parish to the west and East Fen parish to the south. The parish covers about 2,600 acres.

Midville village is on a road that runs from Stickney east to Friskney, and it lies between the Hobhole and Catchwater drains. If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of Midville which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF380560 (Lat/Lon: 53.083371, 0.058929), Midville which are provided by:

Military History

  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of a Pillbox near Midville on Traces of War.

Politics and Government

  • In March of 1885, this former township was consolidated into the chapelry of Eastville with Midville.
  • The parish was in the East division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish has also been listed as being in the Bolingbroke Soke.
  • In some 20th century directories, the parish has been listed, perhaps erroneously, as being in the South Lindsey district of the county.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other Monday.


Year  Inhabitants
1831 162
1871 174
1881 204
1891 198
1901 166
1911 205
1921 209
1931 229
1951 251
1961 244


  • There is no evidence of a school here before 1901.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.