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Skidbrooke

Cemeteries

Census

  • The parish was in the Saltfleet 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 / 644
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2385
1871 R.G. 10 / 3408
1891 R.G. 12 / 2610

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Skidbrooke 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 Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Botolph.
  • The church seats 300.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in November, 1973.
  • There is a photograph of St. Botolph's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photograph of Saint Botolph Church taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Botolph

  • In Saltfleet Haven, divine services were held in the public school.
  • Here is a photograph of the Saltfleet Haven church taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Botolph

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558.
  • We have a handful of entries from a Parish Register Extract in a text file for your use. Your additions and corrections are welcome.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The United Methodists had a small chapel here, built in 1870. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Saltfleet 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

Skidbrooke is a village and parish near the North Sea, 9 miles from Louth, and 10 miles north of Alford. The parish covers over 2,400 acres and includes the hamlet of Saltfleet Haven on the North Sea coast.

Saltfleet Haven (sometimes just recorded as "Saltfleetby") was mentioned in the Domesday Book as a significant port. In the days of Edward I it was a considerable market town as well. If you are planning a visit:

  • Roger GILBERTSON provides a prospective of the flatlands in this area with his photograph at Geo-graph of Draining the Marshes, taken in 2006.
  • By automobile, take the A1031 between Mablethorpe and Grimsby. The village is about a mile north of the junction with the B1200 arterial road to Louth.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Skidbrooke which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Manors

  • There was a Manor House here, name unknown. One of the windows is engraved with a lover's knot and a date of marriage.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF440920 (Lat/Lon: 53.405162, 0.164709), Skidbrooke which are provided by:

Military Records

  • In the middle of the village there is a stone pump which is a memorial to Frederick Allen FRESHNEY of South Somercotes, who died here in May, 1906, from wounds received in the South African War.

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 Marsh division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 298
1831 362
1851 404
1871 417
1881 415
1891 384
1901 349
1911 325
1921 319

Schools

  • A Public Elementary School was built here in Saltfleet Haven in 1861 for up to 80 children.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.