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  • The parish was in the Home sub-district of the Lincoln 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 / 642
1861 R.G. 9 / 2357
1871 R.G. 10 / 3369
1891 R.G. 12 / 2589


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

  • In White's 1842 Directory, this is listed as "a churchless parish."
  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Mary, but was unused by the late 1600s and fell into decay.
  • The parishioners used the church at Nettleham.
  • A new St. Mary's Church was built in the late 1840s and services started in 1851.
  • The new church seats 120.
  • There is a photograph of St. Mary's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Mary's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Mary's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1851 when the new church was consecrated.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Lawres Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This small village and parish is 2.5 miles north just of Lincoln parish and city and southwest of Nettleham parish. The parish covers about 700 acres and includes the estate of Grange-de-Linge.

The web page author could find no village of Riseholme on his map. If you are planning a visit:

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Historical Geography

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


  • In the late 1800s and early 1900s, this was the home of the kennels of the Burton Foxhounds.


  • Riseholme Hall was a large, two-story mansion on well-wooded grounds with a small lake. It was the seat of Francis CHAPLIN in the early 1800s.
  • Riseholme Hall was replaced with a Doric-style building around 1843, built for the Bishops of Lincoln. It was sold by them in 1888.
  • Riseholme Hall was the residence of Thomas WILSON in 1900 and 1912.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK980750 (Lat/Lon: 53.262940, -0.532212), Riseholme which are provided by:

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 Lawress Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The size of the parish has varied over time. In 1881, it covered 1,370 acres. In 1900, it covered about 685 acres.
  • You may contact the Riseholme Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to do family history lookups for you.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Lincoln Bail and Close petty sessional hearings.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 52
1831 62
1841 98
1851 102
1871 73
1881 68
1891 79
1911 57


  • The children of this parish attended schools in adjacent parishes.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.