Around 1701, there were reportedly about 16 "Dissenters" who attended baptist services at Goulceby. For more on these Non-conformists, see our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
Stenigot is a parish about six miles southwest of Louth and a mile southeast of Donington on Bain parish. The parish covered about 1,400 acres of the Wolds in 1805. In White's 1842 Directory, the parish is described as "a picturesque parish of scattered houses and cottages," near the head of a rivulet (unnamed). At that time it consisted primarily of three farms. The parish includes the hamlet of Cold Harbour.
The parish name does not appear on most maps as there is no central village, as such. If you are planning a visit:
By car, take the A157 northeast out of Wragby toward Louth. Take the B125 south and follow the signs for Donington on Bain. Pass through that village heading south. About a mile south of Donington on Bain and you are in Stenigot parish.
Birdwatching is popular in this rural parish. See if you can spot a Honey Buzzard.
The landscape is one of hills, small woods and hedgerows, and Wildlife abounds.
The origin of the name is unknown. It may derive from the Old English stan, meaning "stone" coupled with Old Scandinavian gat for "pass", giving us something like "stoney pass" as the meaning, but this is speculation.
White's 1842 Directory lists the following names in the parish: Wm. DANBY, Thos. MOSES and David TRAVES, all farmers.
White's 1872 Directory lists the following names in the parish: William CHATTERTON, Robert GAMBLE, Joseph INGAMELLS and Philip KEMP.
White's 1882 Directory lists the following names in the parish: Rev. Richard Pye ALLINGTON, William CHATTERTON, Robert GAMBLE, Joseph INGAMELLS and Dobson ULIYETT. The reverend ALLINGTON (or ALINGTON as sometimes spelled) resides in Swinhope parish.
Kelly's 1900 Directory lists the following names in the parish: Richard and Robert CHATTERTON.
Kelly's 1913 Directory lists the following names in the parish: Charles William BURKS and Col. Henry Thomas FENWICK.