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  • The parish was in the North-East sub-district of the Lincoln Registration District.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library holds copies of the census returns for 1841 and 1881.
  • 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 / 2363
1871 R.G. 10 / 3376


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Snarford 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 Lawrence.
  • The church was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in July, 1995.
  • A photograph of Saint Lawrence's church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron CoOLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Lawrence parish church

Church Records

  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the North-East 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

Snarford is both a small village and a parish in the Wolds, 9 miles northwest of the city of Lincoln and 6 miles southwest of Market Rasen. Faldingworth parish is to the north and Snelland parish to the south. The are several small rivulets in the parish. The parish is small, covering only about 1,120 acres. In 1841 it consisted of only six farms.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A46 trunk road northwest out of Lincoln City toward Faldingworth.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Snarford which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Snarford 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 TF040810 (Lat/Lon: 53.315713, -0.440330), Snarford 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.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Lincoln (Bail and Close) petty session hearings on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 39
1831 61
1851 82
1871 78
1881 102
1891 105
1901 98
1931 61
1971 58