In 1828, twenty burial urns were found in a large tumulus in the parish.
Elizabeth Davies reports: On 8th July 1893, a terrible thunderstorm swept across Lincolnshire. My Gt Gt Grandfather, James HATCLIFFE, was out in the fields muck spreading, with his two sons, on the farm of Mr COATES, at Wold Newton. Seeing the wild lightning, he shouted "Better throw your siles, lads", but as he raised his to throw it from him, he was hit by lightning. He was killed, and worse, fell against his 14 year old son Tom and transmitted the shock to the boy, who also died. The case came before the coroner, Mr C B MOODY, who recorded a verdict of accidental death.