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  • The parish was in the Alford sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2107
1861 R.G. 9 / 2377
1871 R.G. 10 / 3395
1891 R.G. 12 / 2605


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Sutterby 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 St. John the Baptist.
  • It is a tiny church and only seats about 40.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared the church redundant in August, 1972. It was gifted as a monument in March, 1981.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • Here is a photo of St. John's church, taken by Ron Cole (who retains the copyright):

Sutterby St. John the Baptist church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1595.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This parish and tiny village lies 5 miles west of Alford. Aswardby parish is to the south and Harrington parish forms the western border.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Sutterby 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 TF386724 (Lat/Lon: 53.230541, 0.074976), Sutterby which are provided by:

Names, Geographical

  • The "-by" ending of the name indicates that this was a Viking settlement.
  • The name of the village appears in the 1086 Domesday Book.

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 Wold division of the ancient Candleshoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places this parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • The Civil Parish was abolished in April, 1935, and the land amalgamated into the new Langston by Spilsby Civil Parish.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 28
1831 34
1871 35
1881 36
1891 36
1911 28


  • The children of this parish attended school in Langton or Brinkhill.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.