The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Grantham Deanery to make your search easier.
The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here on Commercial Road (originally on Bridge End road, erected 1875). Their registers for 1920-1963 are available at the Family History Library. For more on these chapels and their records, check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
Spittlegate (Spitalgate) is both an ecclesiastical parish and a portion of the town of Grantham on the southeast corner of the town. The parish itself is bounded on the north by Londonthorpe parish and to the south by Little Ponton parish. The parish covers about 679 acres.
Spittlegate is not defined as a village. If you are planning a visit:
The parish is right where the A52 trunk road crosses the B1174 south of Grantham.
The parish ecclesiastical was formed on 8 Nov. 1842 from part of Grantham parish. Prior to that, Spittlegate had been a township of Grantham and covered about 2,125 acres.
The parish was divided in Nov. 1894 into "Spittlegate Within" and "Spittlegate Without". "Spittlegate Within" is normally listed as "Spitalgate", covers about 580 acres and includes most of the area created in 1842. It included the R. Hornsby and Sons, Ltd., founded in 1815, one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural machinery and implements. It also included the Perserverance Iron Works, a brewery, a corn mill and brickyard. "Spittlegate Without" lies beyond the municipality and covers about 1,680 acres.
In 1918, Hornsby and Sons amalgamated with Messrs Ruston Proctor and Co. to form Ruston and Hornsby Ltd.
The name is believed to derive from the Middle English Spitel+gate for "Hospital Gate". The name is listed as Spitalgate in the Lincolnshire FHS Gazetter but most sources, such as the LDS Family History Library, use Spittlegate. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Grantham Poor Law Union in 1842. That's kind of a given, because the Union Workhouse was located in Spittlegate when originally constructed.
Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spittlegate (Grantham) petty session hearings every other Saturday.