Methodism got an early start here. The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1816 and the Primitive Methodists built their first chapel here in 1837, later replaced in 1888. The Wesleyans had a mission chapel at Ulceby Skitter built in 1900. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Ulceby is a parish and village at the north end of the Lincolnshire Wolds, seven miles SSE of Barton and about the same distance north-east of Brigg. Wootton parish lies to the north-west and the two Killingholme parishes to the northeast. The Humberside International Airport lies just a few miles due south. The parish covers about 3,700 acres and includes the hamlet of Ulceby Skitter one and 1/2 mile east of the village.
If you are planning a visit:
The village of Ulceby lies just north of the M180 motorway between Brigg and Grimsby.
Stop in at the Village Hall and pick up a schedule of coming events, or plan your family re-union at the Hall.
There are the remains of a medieval moat in a meadow near the west end of the village.
For centuries the parish held a feast and pleasure fair on Whit Tuesday and Wednesday.
In the days when the railways ruled transportation, Brocklesby Station was situated in southern Ulceby parish. Ulceby was an important railway hub, called Ulceby Junction, only 164.5 miles north of London on the Great Central railway branch from Hull to Grimsby.
The Foresters of the Ulceby District erected a hall in the centre of the village in 1871.
The name Ulceby is from the Old Scandinavian Ulfr+by, or "farmstead of a man called Ulfr". It appears in the 1086 Domesday Book as Ulvesby. ["A Dictionary of English Place-Names," A. D. Mills, Oxford University Press, 1991]
A Public Elementary School was founded here in 1722 as a free school by Thomas RICHARDSON of Ulceby. In 1847, this was replaced by a National School with seating for 200. On average, about 150 students attended.
The parish of Ulceby was entitled to send some scholars (boys) to attend a free school in Brigg.
In April, 1903, a school committee of six people was formed, with the Rev. Hector MAWSON as chairman.