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  • St Luke, Main Road, Church of England


  • The parish was in the Stickney sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • We have a handful of 1901 census surnames in a text file. Your additions are welcome.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2372
1871 R.G. 10 / 3387
1881 R.G. 11 / 3253
1891 R.G. 12 / 2601


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stickney 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 Luke.
  • In 1853 a new chancel was erected and in 1855 the rest of the church was restored.
  • The tower was partly pulled down in 1887, but was rebuilt in 1900.
  • The church seats just over 430 people.
  • There is a photograph of St. Luke's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.

Stickney Saint Luke parish church

  • Here is a photo of St. Luke's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Luke's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1564.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan and the Primitive Methodists both had chapels here. For information and assistance in researching this church, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Stickney sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Stickney is both a village and a parish in the Fens, about 2 miles east of New Bolingbroke, 9 miles southwest of Spilsby and 8.5 miles north of Boston. Stickford parish lies to the north and Sibsey parish to the south. The parish covers just over 2,015 acres.

Stickney is a good-sized village. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is on a road (the A16 trunk road) that runs from Spilsby south to Boston.
  • If you are planning a visit, check out our touring page.
You can see pictures of Stickney which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


  • In 1866, The Coltman Lodge of Grand United Orders of Odd Fellows was established in the village.
  • In 1881, Mr. John SHORT operated the Post Office, the Money Order Office and a Savings Bank. He had been born in Binbrook circa 1834.
  • In 1842 the Nag's Head Public House was being run by Charles DOULMAN, and in 1868 and 1872 it was being run by Edward DODDS, but we don't see it in later directories.
  • In 1881, Mr. John SHORT operated the Post Office, the Money Order Office and a Savings Bank. He had been born in Binbrook circa 1834.
  • In 1930 the Rising Sun Public House was being run by Frank THOMPSON. This establishment opened after World War I and is still in operation.
  • David HITCHBORN has a photograph of the Rising Sun on Geo-Graph, taken in 2007.
  • The Rose and Crown Public House on the main road has been around for over 100 years. At last report (2012) it had closed and was for sale.
Year  Person
1842 James INGAMELLS, vict.
1868 Joseph FOWLER
1872 Joseph FOWLER, brewer
1882 Jph. FOWLER, brewer
1913 Charles BURGESS
1930 Mrs. Fanny LUCAS

Joseph FOWLER, above, was born in Thorpe, LIN, circa 1833.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF340560 (Lat/Lon: 53.084389, -0.000752), Stickney which are provided by:

Military History

  • Here are three photographs of the Stickney War Memorial, provided by Patricia McCRORY (who retains the copyrights):

Stickney Memorial #1

Stickney Memorial #2

Stickney Memorial #3

Military Records

For a photograph of the Stickney War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

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 West division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish has also been listed as being in the Soke of Bolingbroke.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire reports, perhaps erroneously, that the parish was in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • In 1552, William HARDY left a yearly rent charge of £1 6s. 8d. for the poor of the parish.
  • In 1583, Richard BRUSTLER left a yearly rent charge for the poor of the parish, as did William JOITSON, Thomas BISHOP, Daniel SULTER, William STRAWSON, Edmund COCKER.
  • In 1811, the Rev. John ROBINSON left an endowment of £29 for four poor women of the parish.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other Monday.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.
  • In 1856, the William SOULBY left the interest on £400 to assist poor women in the parish. This was added to John ROBINSON's contribution (above).
  • William STEEPING left a house and land to the poor.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 495
1831 809
1871 816
1881 689
1891 641
1911 596


  • A Free School was founded here in 1678 by William LOVELL. The school was enlarged in 1879. In 1881, each child paid an annual fee of £1 to the trustees of the school.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.