Ashby by Partney

Note: Researchers should be aware that there are several Ashbys in Lincolnshire, let alone all of England.


  • The parish was in the Spilsby 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.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2375
1871 R.G. 10 / 3392B
1891 R.G. 12 / 2603

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Helen.
  • The church was originally built before 1552.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1841 and rededicated.
  • The church interior was restored in 1891-92.
  • The church only seats 96 parishoners.
  • The church is Grade II listed with British Heritage.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of St. Helen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2004.
  • Here is a photograph St. Helen's Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1552.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1836 and replaced it in 1887. 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 Spilsby 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 & Travel

Ashby by Partney is a village and parish 128 miles north of London, just 2 miles east of Spilsby and 1.5 miles north-east of Halton Holgate. The River Lymn (Steeping River) runs through the parish. The Lady Wath Beck drains to the south-east of the village.

  • By automobile to Ashby by Partney village, although there are country roads out of Spilsby, the most expeditious route may be via the A158 which swings north out of Spilsby and curls east. Just after the junction with the A16 trunk road, turn south for Ashby.
  • For information on visiting, see the Lincolnshire Touring and Holidays page on this site.
You can see pictures of Ashby by Partney which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ashby by Partney 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 TF428666 (Lat/Lon: 53.177349, 0.135223), Ashby by Partney which are provided by:


Politics & 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 Wold division of the ancient Candleshoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
  • This parish was reformed in the 1900s as "Ashby with Scremby Civil Parish". The citizens have elected to forgo a formal parish council and instead have periodic Parish Meetings to discuss civic and political issues.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other Monday.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 114
1831 170
1841 160
1871 141
1881 124
1891 99
1911 110


  • The children of this parish attended school at Scremby parish.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.