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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.
1841 H.O. 107 / 626
1851 H.O. 107 / 2110
1861 R.G. 9 / 2378
1871 R.G. 10 / 3397
1891 R.G. 12 / 2605


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Anderby area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church, built of brick, stands on a slight eminence.
  • The church nave was restored and the chancel rebuilt in 1887.
  • The church seats 140.
  • There is a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON web site.
  • Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2009.
  • Here is a photograph of St. Andrew's Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Andrew's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1565.
  • Parish registers are on deposit from 1563, and the registers are available on microfilm from the Family History Library (FHL).
  • We have a partial extract from the Parish Register mostly for the SNELL family. Your additions and corrections would be welcome.
  • Check the Calcewaith & Candleshoe Deanery for indexes compiled by the LFHS.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1839. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • 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 which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Anderby is both a village and a parish on the shore of the North Sea, about 5 miles due east of Alford, 14 miles Northeast of Spilsby and just south of Huttoft parish. The A52 trunk road skirts the west edge of the parish. Anderby Creek is the name of a hamlet and a creek, which runs through the parish and empties into the North Sea. The parish encompasses approx. 1,362 acres.

Anderby village is a long, narrow affair. The quiet hamlet of Anderby Creek lies on the seashore, where folks can stop for lunch at the Beach Cafe. If you are planning a visit:

  • Anderby is just off the A52 to the east.
  • For folks on holiday, there are unspoilt seaside beaches and canoeing on the creek. Caravan and camping facilities can be found in the parish and in nearby Huttoft.
  • The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has a preserve at Wolla Bank Reedbed.
  • Also, take in the Anderby Drainage Museum (open afternoons), Old Pumping Station, Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire, PE24 5PP, Tel: 01754 872599.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Anderby has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • An infamous local character was the notorious Skegness smuggler Thomas HEWSON. Hewson was a tailor by profession, but left his family in his native Anderby to take up the free-trade. Among other dark deeds, he was suspected of the murder of a young man of Sloothby: Hewson was known to have lured the lad away from his employer, and was caught with a watch belonging to the youth. However, the body was never found.
  • In the early 1900's, brick were made at Anderby. The Lincolnshire Film Archive features a one-minute black and white film of the process from 1934.
  • The parish had a Coast Gurad station at Anderby Creek on the North Sea.

Military History

  • There was a searchlight on the beach at Anderby during World War II.

Names, Geographical

  • The name Anderby is from the Old Scandinavian Ander+by, or "village of a man named Arnthorr". It appeared in the 12th century as Andreby.
    ["A. D. Mills, A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]

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 Marsh division of the ancient Calceworth Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • You may contact the local Anderby Parish Council regarding civic or politcal issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Alford petty session courts on alternate Tuesdays.


Year Inhabitants
1801 167
1831 217
1841 243
1871 299
1881 279
1891 230
1911 203
1991 311
2001 335


  • A National School and a master's house were built in 1866. In 1871 it had about 40 students.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.