Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted

Help and advice for Redbourne

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it.

We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.



  • The parish was in the Brigg sub-district of the Glanford Brigg Registration District.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library has copies of the Redbourne census for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1891 and 1901.
  • For help with the census for 1841 and 1851, contact Anne-Marie Taylor.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 642
1861 R.G. 9 / 2397
1871 R.G. 10 / 3427
1881 R.G. 11 / 3282
1891 R.G. 12 / 2625


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Redbourne area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church is the burial place of the BEAUCLERK family (the Dukes of St. Albans) and contains memorials to the CARTER family as well.
  • The church seats about 150.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in May, 1978.
  • Tours of the church and its 18th century tower are offered by the Churches Conservation Trust during good weather on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 5PM.
  • A photograph of the church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Andrew's Church

Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1558, but Bishop's transcripts only go back to 1599.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library has copies of the Redbourne parish register for baptisms 1558 - 1971, burials 1558 - 1976 and marriages 1558 - 1968.
  • The The Lincolnshire Family History Society has indexed burials in the Kirton Lindsey area for 1813-1900, including Redbourne.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
  • 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

Redbourne is both a village and a parish in the north of Lincolnshire, just west of the River Ancholme. The parish lies 17 miles north of the City of Lincoln and five miles southwest of Brigg. Hibaldstow parish lies to the north, Waddingham parish to the south and Kirton in Lindsey parish to the west. The parish covers just under 3,980 acres of low cars or marshes.

The village of Redbourne is about a half mile east of the old Roman road, Ermine Street, now the A15 trunk road. If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A15 trunk road north out of Lincoln. Alternatively, take the B1207 south off of the M180 Motorway between Brigg and Scunthorpe.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.

You can see pictures of Redbourne which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Redbourne 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 Redbourne to another place.


  • The parish contains a small moated area, called Tunstal, which is the site of a small priory of Gilbertine nuns, founded in the reign of Stephen by Reginald de CREVEQUER.
  • In 1813, a canal was cut from Redbourne to the Ancholme River.
  • Anne-Marie TAYLOR has done extensive research into Redbourne's past.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of The village smithy's place on Geo-graph, taken in 2005.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of The Red Lion Inn on Geo-graph, taken in 2000. The Red Lion has been serving guests since the 17th century.
  • These are the names associated with the Red Lion Inn (or Hotel) in various directories:
Year  Person
1842 Daniel DAVIS, vict.
1872 Thomas OSGODBY, vict.
1882 William WATSON, farmer & vict.
1900 John BEEL, farmer
1913 John Henry BEEL

Land and Property

  • The Duke of St. Albans was the sole landowner until recent times.


  • Redbourne Hall was anciently held by the SOTHILL family, then the CARTER family.
  • Redbourne Hall, near the village, was the seat of the Duke of St. Albans (Lord William BEAUCLERK) from 1816.
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of Redbourne Hall on Geo-graph, taken in 2010.

Military History

A white marble tablet memorial is located in St Andrews Church. It is referred to as a Roll of Honour, but it contains the names of nine men who died in World War I.

Military Records

For the list of names and a picture of the marble plaque, please see the Roll of Honour website.

Names, Geographical

  • The origin of the parish name is Old English hreod+burna, for "reedy stream". It appeared in the 1086 Domesday Book as Radburne.
    [A. D. MILLS, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]

Names, Personal


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 ancient Manley Wapentake in the Glanford district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The Parish Council does not appear to maintain an onliine presence.
  • District governance is currently provided by the North Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Brigg petty session hearings.
  • There was a Thomas WATERHOUSE Charity, established in 1723, which contributed £2 each year for fuel for the poor.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Glanford Brigg Poor Law Union.


 Year  Inhabitants
1801 200
1831 300
1841 377
1871 336
1891 321
1911 347
1921 401
1931 376
1951 543
2001 386


  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1840 at the cost of the 10th Duke of St. Albans (as a National School) on Castle Hill and enlarged in 1891 to hold up to 62 children. Average attendance in 1913 was 42.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.