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North Ormsby

Census

  • The parish was in the Binbrook sub-district of the Louth 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 / 641
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2384
1871 R.G. 10 / 3406
1881 R.G. 11 / 3264
1891 R.G. 12 / 2609

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the North Ormsby 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

  • A priory of Gildbertine nuns was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and founded here in the reign of Stephen.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Helen. Some directories (Kelly's and White's) give the dedication to All Saints, but this is incorrect.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1848.
  • The church seats about 100 people.
  • In the churchyard, six graves have been found, reputedly from Saxon burials.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in December, 1980. In 1984 it was sold for residential use.
  • Here is a photo of St. Helen's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Helen's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1741.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Louth Eske Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This village and parish are 7 miles north-west of Louth. Ludborough parish is to the north. The parish covers about 1,700 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A16 trunk road between Louth and Grimsby. The village is south of the A18 interconnect, just west of the A16.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of North Ormsby which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

History

  • Chalk was once quarried in the parish.
  • The ancient village of North Ormsby was abandoned in medieval times.
  • The ancient village site is preserved as a "Deserted Medieval Village".
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the deserted village area on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF280930 (Lat/Lon: 53.418265, -0.075414), North Ormsby which are provided by:

Names, Geographical

  • This parish is also listed as "Nun Ormsby". This may have been because of the Nunnery established here after The Conquest.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Ludborough Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • North Ormsby is small enough that it feels it can manage its civil and political functions via a Parish Meeting called as needed.
  • For today's distric governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Louth Poorlaw Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 79
1831 111
1841 132
1871 175
1881 180
1891 183
1901 122
1911 120

Schools

  • A National School opened here in 1879.
  • In 1913 the children of this parish were attending school in nearby Utterby.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.