Bag Enderby



  • The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle 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 / 632
1851 H.O. 107 / 2108
1861 R.G. 9 / 2369
1871 R.G. 10 / 3383
1891 R.G. 12 / 2599

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret.
  • The church was built prior to 1407 by Albini de ENDERBY.
  • The church seats 100.
  • A photograph of St. Margaret's church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Neville DAVEY has a photograph of St. Margaret's Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2005.
  • Here are two photos of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):




Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1561.
  • If you are in the church, look for the Gedney Memorial on the wall.
  • The Society of Genealogists have the burial records for 1813 thru1900 at their library in England.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Six and 1/2 miles NNW of Spilsby and about 8 miles east of Horncastle, Bag Enderby is both a small village and a small parish in the Wold hills. Somersby parish lies to the north and Hagworthingham parish to the south. The parish covers only about 860 acres (in 1842), or 617 acres (in 1872), or 627 acres (in 1900).

Bag Enderby village is just a small collection of houses in a shallow valley. If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of Bag Enderby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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


Land and Property

  • In 1842, the principal landowner was W. B. BURTON, lord of the manor.
  • In 1872, the principal landowner was the Rev. Langhorne B. BURTON, rector of the parish.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF349720 (Lat/Lon: 53.227918, 0.019379), Bag Enderby which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

  • Bag comes from the Medieval English "bagge" meaning "a bag". The term is used to describe the topographical shape of the village enclosing the church and off of a lane to the north.
    Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place Names, Kenneth CAMERON, 1998
  • Enderby is the familial name of the knight who held the manor after the Conquest in 1066.

Names, Personal

  • White's 1842 Directory lists the following people in the parish: Robert BURTON, John CLARKSON and William RICHARDSON.
  • White's 1872 Directory lists the following people in the parish: James BUTTERS, Allison & William CLARKE, George HALL, John HOCKNEY, John PAYNE and Fenby WARRRENER.
  • White's 1882 Directory lists the following people in the parish: John BLACKBURN, James BUTTERS, Jonathan & William CLARKE, Alfred J. DAVEY, Harry GREENWOOD and John HOCKNEY.

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 ancient Hill Wapentake (Hill Hundred) in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In April, 1936, this Civil Parish was abolished and all 627 acres amalgamated into Somersby Civil Parish.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 80
1811 96
1821 107
1831 114
1841 102
1851 116
1871 56
1881 71
1891 59
1911 43


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