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  • The parish was in the Louth sub-district of the Louth 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 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2381
1871 R.G. 10 / 3404
1901 R.G. 13 / 3084


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Withcall 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 Martin.
  • The church was built of stone in 1882-3, near the site of a former church.
  • The turret of the church was struck by lightning in 1908.
  • The church seats about 150.
  • There is a photograph of St. Martin's church on the Wendy Parkinson Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Martin's Church, taken by Ron Cole (who retains the copyright):

St. Martin's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1576.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Withcall is both a village and a parish about 140 miles north of London and about 4.5 miles south-west of Louth. The parish covers about 2,600 acres.

The village is in the Lincolnshire Wolds. If you are planning a visit:

  • Rail passenger service to the village ceased in November, 1951. There is a well-preserved rail tunnel near the old sation platform.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Withcall which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Withcall 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 TF280830 (Lat/Lon: 53.328428, -0.079461), Withcall which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Wold Division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 66
1831 72
1841 90
1871 168
1881 237
1891 250
1901 209
1911 208


  • A Public Elementary School was first built in 1876 by N. CLAYTON. It was enlarged in 1889 to hold up to 60 children.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.