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Aswardby

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Note: This is NOT Aswarby parish. Note the missing "D" in that parish name.

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Census

  • 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:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 626
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2375
1871 R.G. 10 / 3393A
1891 R.G. 12 / 2603
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Helen.
  • The church is built of stone and brick.
  • The church was repaired in 1884.
  • The church seats just 50.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of St. Helen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2007.
  • Here is a photograph St. Helen's Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1754.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has a Loan Library service which has the parish registers on microfiche for Baptisms from 1760 to 1811 and Marriages from 1754 to 1812.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The church is listed in 1900 as being in the rural deanery of Hill No. 2.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here prior to 1871. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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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 started in July, 1837.
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Description and Travel

Aswardby is both a village and a parish, about 4 miles north-west of Spilsby. Sausthorpe parish is to the south. The parish only covers about 744 acres.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Maps

  • See our "Maps" page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF378704 (Lat/Lon: 53.212801, 0.062101), Aswardby which are provided by:

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Military History

  • A War Memorial, shared with Sausthorpe parish, was dedicated in January, 1922. The Lincoln Archives have a copy of a document relating to the dedication.
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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were created.
  • The parish was in the ancient Hill Wapentake (Hill Hundred) in the East Lindsey division of the county, in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 and 1913 Directories of Lincolnshire put the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • You may contact the Aswardby Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are Not funded nor staffed to assist you with family history searches.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • 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.
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 59
1831 80
1841 92
1871 60
1881 58
1891 89
1901 69
1911 85
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Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school at Sausthorpe.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.