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  • The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor 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 / 644
1861 R.G. 9 / 2396
1871 R.G. 10 / 3426
1891 R.G. 12 / 2624


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Sixhills 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 Gilbertine Priory, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, was endowed here in the reign of King Stephen.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was taken down and rebuilt in 1869.
  • The church's gabel turret was struck by lightning in 1871. A new bell tower was built to replace it in 1875. The tower was rebuilt in 1902.
  • The church seats 75.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of shade-covered All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

All Saints Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1672 for baptisms and burials and from 1682 for marriages.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The National Burial Index has 208 burials recorded for All Saints between 1813 and 1900.
  • The Society of Genealogists has microfiche copies of the parish register for baptism and burials 1672-1812 and marriages 1672-1974.
  • The Free Methodists had a chapel built here in 1886. For information and assistance in researching chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor 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 lie about 4.5 miles south of Market Rasen and a little over 10 miles west of Louth. Just to the north lies North Willingham parish. The parish covers about 1,900 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Let's hope they've trimmed the bushes around this signpost photographed by David WRIGHT and stored on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Sixhills which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Sixhills 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 TF170871 (Lat/Lon: 53.367809, -0.243030), Sixhills which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • The parish was in the East division of the ancient Wraggoe Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the East Lindsey district of the county. The 1913 edition does the same.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 131
1831 169
1841 205
1871 163
1881 175
1891 153
1901 112
1911 120


  • An Infant's School was built here in 1874 to hold 30 children. This was closed in 1902 and the children of the parish were sent to school in North WIllingham and Hainton.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.