The LDS Family History Library has the parish register on film 1542376, item #2, which has baptisms 1816-1936, marriages 1818-1917 and burials 1818-1945. This material is also at the Lincolnshire Archives.
The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel at New York and another at Haven Bank. The Primitive Methodists had one at Scrubb Hill. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
Wildmore is a parish, often called Thornton le Fen, although for many years the two have been separate civil parishes. It lies 11 miles south of Horncaslte and 9 miles north-west of Boston. Originally, it was all Fenland, mostly uninhabited, with parts allocated to various other parishes as land was drained. It has been part of the Boston district as well as part of the Horncastle district over time.
There is no village of Wildmore. New York is a hamlet in the parish. Bunker's Hill and Gipsy Bridge are hamlets in the old Thornton le Fen parish. The River Witham flows toward Boston down the southwest side of the parish. If you are planning a visit:
Take the B1192 trunk road south from Coningsby. Once past New York you are in the heart of the parish.
Wildmore Civil Parish was formed in 1880 from the Fen allotments of West Ashby, Horncastle, Mareham-on-the-Hill, Moorby, Roughton, Thimbleby, High Toynton, Low Toynton and Wood Enderby parishes, as well as detached parts of Bolingbroke, Coningsby, Haltham, Tattershall, Thornton-le-Fen, Toynton All Saints and Wilksby.
At the same time, the ecclesiastical parish contained the civil parishes of Dogdyke, Little Beats, Frith bank, Langriville, Thornton-le-Fen and Wildmore. Politcal and religious boundaries have changed several times in this area over the centuries.