Barton on Humber


Archives & Libraries

The Barton-on-Humber Library is open 6 days a week most weeks:

  • Barton-on-Humber Library
  • Providence House, Holydike
  • Lincolnshire, DN18 5PR
  • +44 1652 632245

Bernard SHARP has a photograph of Providence House on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2017.



  • Barton Cemetery covers about 8.5 acres and is on Barrow Road. It was consecrated in 1867 and had two mortuary chapels. The cemetery was under the control of a Burial Board and, later, the Urban District Council.


  • The parish was in the Barton sub-district of the Glanford Brigg Registration District.
  • We have a handful of 1901 census surnames in a text file. Your additions are welcome.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 627
1861 R.G. 9 / 2404
1871 R.G. 10 / 3437 & 3438
1881 R.G. 11 / 3290 & 3291
1891 R.G. 12 / 2629 & 2630
1901 R.G. 13 / 3108

Church History

  • There are two ecclesiastical parishes in the civil parish of Barton: St. Mary and St. Peter.
  • This section is now a separate web page having over 5MB of photographs. Click on Church History.

Church Records

  • We have a handful of entries in our St. Mary parish register extract file. Your additions are welcome.
  • The Family History Centre has: St. Peter, marriages 1837-1967, burials 1813-1930, on film. There are a few dates skipped.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
  • This parish has, at times, been in the Wraggoe rural deanery of the Stow Archdeaconry.
  • The Catholic church, dedicated to St. Augustine, was erected in 1840 and could seat 90.
  • Alex MacGREGOR has a photograph of the Jehovah's Witness Hall on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2013.
  • The Baptists built a chapel here as early as 1663. The Wesleyan Methodists built one in 1840. There was a Primitive Methodist chapel, also, which was rebuilt in 1862. For information on researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Barton is both a village, a town and a parish on the south edge of the River Humber, sitting 165 miles north of London, 10 miles northeast of Brigg and 20 miles northwest of Grimsby. Hull lies 6 miles northeast across the River Humber.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take a Virtual Walk first at Barton's homepage.
  • Or you can try the competing site at In Barton.
  • By automobile, take the A15 trunk road north out of Barnetby le Wold or south out of Hessel in Yorkshire.
  • Train service came to Barton in March, 1849. There is still a direct route to Cleethorpe.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Barton on Humber which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Barton was an ancient market town. Market day was Monday.
  • A hiring for servants was held on the Wednesday before May Day.
  • Barton had a coastguard station prior to 1882 through at least 1912.
  • The parish used to extract 35,000 tons of chalkstone annually.
  • The parish also contained a clay suitable for firing to create tiles and local pottery.
  • A Temperence Hall was built in 1843.
  • Barton was the terminus of a railway branch from New Holland.
  • A Police Station was built in 1847.
  • The Corn Exchange was built in 1851.
  • A Drapery business changed hands in 1862 and was recorded in an advertisement in the Hull Time.
  • The Oddfellows' Hall was built in Queen Street in 1866.
  • A Literary Institute was formed in 1868, but was not housed in a building until 1874.
  • Bernard SHARP has a photograph of the 18th century White Swan Hotel on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2017.


  • Bardney Hall is the Manor House.
  • Baysgarth Park was formerly the seat of the NELTHORPE family.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA034219 (Lat/Lon: 53.683335, -0.43589), Barton on Humber which are provided by:


Medical Records

  • The parish had the Tuberculosis Dispensary & Orthopaedic Clinic on Holy Dyke. I could find no reference to this place in 1913. There was no requirement for archiving patient records. Miss HINCH was the "health visitor" in 1930.

Military History

  • I Company of the 1st Lincoln Rifle Volunteers was established in 1859. They practiced shooting on the banks of the Humber River and had their drill hall in the old Corn Exchange building. Walter AUSTIN was the Captain in 1882; H. W. MEGGITT was the Lieut.; Wm. MERSOM was the drill instructor.
  • William MERSOM, above, was born in Oxfordshire.
  • In 1900, I Company of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, still had a drill hall in the Market Place. Captain Harold STEPHENSON, commanding; Lieut. A. R. DOVE; Color-Sergt. John BANKS was the drill instructor.
  • In 1912, E Company of the 5th Territorial Force Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, had a drill hall on Butts Road. Captain H. G. WILSON, commanding; Color-Sergt. Arthur Edward GOODLEY was the drill instructor.
  • The War Memorial and the name plaques can be seen at the Cemeteries.

Military Records

From the Barton War Memorial, by John EMERSON (with additional notations). The webpage author has placed these in rough alphabetical order to make them easier to find:

Surname  Given names  Btn.  Regt. Died  Cemetery Notes
Adlard John K. 7 E. Yorks 29 Mar 1918 Bouzincourt Ridge Cem.  
Alcock Henry Dixon 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos Memorial  
Allison William 8 Lincs 12 Apr 1917 Arras Mem.  
Alltoft John R.     29 Apr 1917   a
Anderson Clifford W.     24 Oct 1918   b
Arksey Joseph William 7 E. Yorks 25 Aug 1918 Fienvillers Brit. Cem.  
Atkinson Charles 1 Lincs 22 Jul 1917 Duisans Brit. Cem.  
Balderston Fred 9 King's RRC 9 Apr 1917 Arras Mem.  
Barker Herbert 16 Lancs Fusiliers 1 Apr 1918 Arras Mem.  
Barker Robert 1 Dragoons 13 May 1915 Ypres - Menin Gate  
Barker William   Coldstream Gds 1 Sep 1914 Villers Cotterets Forest  
Barley John Edward   HMW Blackwhale 3 Jan 1918 Chatham Naval Mem.  
Barley William Herbert 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos Mem.  
Bate Thomas Henry   HMS Hogue 22 Sep 1914 Chtham Naval Mem. c
Blythe Walter Ernest 50 Machine Gun Corps 27 May 1918 Soissons  
Boyd Joseph     13 Nov 1916   b
Brown Walter 12 Royal Fusiliers 22 Mar 1917 Bully-Grenay Communal  
Burgess Harry 8 Lincs 29 Sept 1915 Loos Mem.  
Burgess Laurence 10 West Yorks 1 Jul 1916 Fricourt New Military  
Cant John Morris 16 Sherwood Foresters 22 Sep 1917 Tyne Cot Mem.  
Chafer George W. 1/5 Northumberland 27 May 1918 La Ville-Aux-Bois Brit. Cem.  
Chappell Percy     27 Oct 1916   b
Clapson William H. 6 Lincs 16 Aug 1917 New Irish Farm Cem.  
Clarke Joseph Ellerby 8 Lancs 13 Apr 1918 Ploegsteert Mem.  
Clayton Harry     13 Oct 1915   a
Clayton Percy 2 Yorks Light Inf. 1 Aug 1917 Valenciennes Com. Cem.  
Clewlow Thomas     23 Apr 1918   a
Clipson George 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos Mem.  
Clipson James William 71 RFA 16 Nov 1918 Terlincthun Brit. Cem.  
Clipson William E.     21 Mar 1917   b
Cook Herbert 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos Mem.  
Coopland John William 5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos Mem.  
Coulam Harold 10 Lincs 20 Sep 1917 Jeancourt Communal Cem.  
Coulam Herbert 9 Sherwood Foresters 8 Aug 1916 Arras  
Coulam Herbert 22 Durham Light Inf. 7 Apr 1918 Poziers Mem.  
Cox Charles 1 Royal Lancs 23 Oct 1916 Thiepval Mem.  
Cox Charles     28 Sep 1918   b
Cox Frank 11 E. Yorks 27 Jun 1916 Mesnil-Martinsart  
Cox John Edward 8 Lincs 26 Apr 1917 Arras Mem.  
Cox Wilfred H. M. North     2 Mar 1916   b
Credland Harold   HMS Doon 17 Dec 1914 South Shields (Harton) Cem.  
Curtis Fred 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos Memorial  
Curtis George Henry   HMS Victory 23 Jan 1917 Haslar Royal Navy Cem.  
Danson Frank 11 E, Yorks 28 Jun 1918 Aval Wood Military Cem.  
Dent Percy 6 Yorks 23 Mar 1917 Varennes Military Cem.  
Dewey Donovan 1 Lincs 22 Oct 1918 Berlin South Western Cem.  
Dewey George     29 Apr 1916   a
Dickinson Horace 1/5 Lincs 3 Jul 1917 Noeus-les-Mines Com. Cem.  
Dinsdale Walter 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos Mem.  
Dixon George 3 Coldstream Grds 20 Sep 1914 Soupir Churchyard  
Doughty Frederick 2/5 W. Yorks 20 Jul 1918 Soissons Mem.  
Doughty Harry 5 Canadian Inf. 15 Aug 1917 Longueval, London Cem.  
Elm Charles H. 2 Lincs 27 Oct 1918 Niederzwehren Cem.  
Everitt Arthur E. 1 Sherwood Foresters 25 Mar 1918 Poziers  
Farmery Charles Henry 1/5 Leics 10 Jan 1917 Bienvillers Mil. Cem.  
Field George 1/5 Lincs 20 Apr 1917 Arras  
Foster Oswald 12 Glouchester 10 Oct 1917 Tyne Cot  
Franklin Charles 58 Machine Gun Corps 24 Apr 1918 Poziers  
Franklin Edward 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos Mem.  
Franklin Harry 1/5 Lincs 2 Jul 1916 Thiepval  
Gadie Fred 5 Lincs 5 Jun 1917 Metz-en-Couture Com. Cem.  
Gearey Albert E. 8 Sherwood Foresters 17 Oct 1918 Fresnoy-le-Grand Com. Cem.  
Gilfoy George 5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos  
Gilfoy Harold 1/5 Lincs 3 Apr 1916 Arras  
Gilfoy Herbert 59 Australian Inf. 26 Jul 1916 Calais Southern Cem.  
Glover Arthur B. 6 E. Yorks 21 Aug 1917 No Man's Cot Cem.  
Godthorpe Wilfred G.     20 Sep 1918   a
Goldthorpe Charles L. 6 Lincs 28 Sep 1916 Thiepval Mem.  
Goldthorpe George F.     25 Sep 1915   a
Goldthorpe George F.     14 May 1918   a
Goodson George E. 11 E. Yorks 8 Nov 1917 Arras  
Grassby Oliver 7 E. Yorks 11 Oct 1918 Montay-Neuvilly Road Cem.  
Green Alfred     2 Jul 1915   b
Green John William   HMPMS "Jupiter II" 23 May 1918 Barton on Humber New Cem.  
Grimbleby Ernest 2/5 W. Yorks 20 Jul 1918 Soissons Mem.  
Hall Charles E.     29 Sep 1918   b
Hardy Ernest     9 Apr 1917   a
Hare William Ernest 8 E. Yorks 13 Nov 1916 Serre Road Cemetery  
Harrold George Philmore 10 Yorks and Lancs 1 Jul 1916 Thiepval Mem.  
Havercroft Ernest 2 Machine Gun Corps 10 Jun 1918 Doullens Communal Cem.  
Hewitt Gerald 64 RFA 27 Oct 1917 Nine Elms Brit. Cem.  
Hildyard Albert L.     15 Apr 1918   a
Hill Ernest     10 Jul 1917   a
Hill Harold 1/8 W. Yorks 9 Oct 1917 Tyne Cot  
Holland Herbert 5 Lincs 10 Jan 1917 Roughton Churchyard  
Hoodless Fred 11 Northumberland Fus. 21 Sep 1917 Hodge Crater Cem.  
Hope Samuel Richard 5 Lincs 23 May 1915 Manchester Southern Cem.  
Howell Harry 13 E. Yorks 16 May 1917 St. Catharine Brit. Cem.  
Howson William A. 1 E. Yorks 1 Jul 1916 Thiepval Mem.  
Hunt Harry 9 Ryl. Engineers 13 Dec 1914 Strand Mil. Cem.  
Hunt John P. 49 Australian Inf. 4 Oct 1917 Wimereux Communal Cem.  
Hunt Reginald 10 E. Yorks 29 Sep 1918 Underhill Farm Cem.  
Jubb John Thomas 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos  
Justice Herbert J. Labour Corps Lincs 10 May 1918 Barton on Humber New Cem.  
King Sidney 8 Lincs 29 Apr 1917 Arras  
Kirk John W. 11 E. Yorks 27 Mar 1918 Arras  
Kirk Tom   HMW "Blackwhale" 3 Jan 1918 Chatham Naval Mem.  
Lawtey Robert Wood 7 Ryl West Surrey 10 Aug 1917 Menin Gate Mem.  
Leaman Walter     14 Sep 1914   a
Ling William Regnald 11 E. Yorks 3 May 1917 Arras Mem.  
Long William 1/4 E. Yorks 2 Mar 1917 Bray Mil. Cem.  
Lyon Harold Norman 20 Northumberland Fus. 25 Oct 1917 Tyne Cot  
Lyon Laurence Hellerby 251 RFA 14 Aug 1917 London Cem., Neuville-Vitasse  
Matthews Herbert Lancelot   HD Drifter "Ocean Star" 26 Sep 1917 Chatham Naval Mem,  
Mills William H.     12 Sep 1916   a
Milson Arthur 6 Lincs 8 Sep 1917 Mont Huon Mil. Cem.  
Milson Harold 2/5 West Riding 6 Nov 1918 Fontaine-au-Bois Communal  
Moor Christopher     6 Aug 1915   b
Mumby William E.     17 Oct 1918   b
Newbown Thomas E. 7 E. Yorks 7 Nov 1916 Thiepval  
Newbown Walter 10 W. Yorks 23 Apr 1917 Arras  
Newton James 1/4 E. Yorks 14 Jul 1916 Menin Gate  
Nicholson Fred 5 Lincs 3 Nov 1915 Le Treport Mil. Cem.  
Norris Robert 1 Lincs 21 Mar 1918 Poziers Mem.  
Oldridge Arthur 6 Yorks 20 Oct 1918 Mendinghem Mil. Cem.  
Osgerby Joseph 2/5 Lincs 19 Feb 1918 Mory Abbey Mil. Cem.  
Osgerby Joseph     18 Mar 1918   a
Osgerby Thomas 190 RFA 5 Oct 1917 The Huts Cem.  
Parker Walter 13 E. Yorks 13 Nov 1916 Thiepval Mem.  
Parks Harry 2 Lincs 10 Mar 1915 Le Touret Mem.  
Peck Charles Henry 6 Lincs 7 Dec 1917 Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cem.  
Peck Harold Grassby 2/5 Lincs 26 Sep 1917 Tyne Cot Mem.  
Pickard Herbert 1/5 Lincs 4 Jul 1917 Calais Southern d
Pickard Robert Herbert 1/5 Lincs 26 Jun 1917 Arras  
Pickard Walter 1/5 Lincs 19 Mar 1918 Cambrin Mil. Cem.  
Plaskitt Charles William 7 Lincs 12 Oct 1917 Tyne Cot Mem.  
Proctor George     27 Oct 1917   d
Proctor Thomas 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos  
Richardson Edmund   HM Trawler "Waltham" 10 Oct 1917 Chatham Naval Mem.  
Robinson Edward 1 Lincs 1 Nov 1914 Menin Gate Mem.  
Robinson Edwin 7 Lincs 12 Jan 1917 Thiepval  
Robinson Thomas J.     9 Nov 1916   a
Seddon Harry 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos  
Sellars Arthur Herbert 2/6 South Staffs 27 Apr 1917 La Chapelette Brit. Cem., Perronne  
Smith Frederick 6 Lincs 1 Oct 1915 Helles Mem.  
Smith Walter W. 1/5 E. Yorks 18 Aug 1916 Thiepval Mem.  
Smith Herbert 1/5 Lincs 20 Jul 1916 Warlincourt Halte Brit. Cem.  
Sobey James Walter 7 Lincs 12 Oct 1917 Tyne Cot  
Sparks Ernest 2 Ryl Warwicks 13 May 1917 Arras  
Spearey Frederick William   HMS "Cressy" 22 Sep 1914 Chatham Naval Mem.  
Stow Charles William 423 Ryl. Engineers 28 Sep 1917 Tyne Cot  
Stow Frederick G. 7 Lincs 6 Oct 1918 Terlingthun Brit. Cem.  
Taylor Arthur 8 W. Yorks 27 Sep 1918 Orival WOod Cem.  
Taylor George Robert M.S. 295 RFA 30 Sep 1917 Mendinghem Mil. Cem.  
Taylor Gilbert     1 Jul 1916   b
Thompson George William 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos  
Thompson John R. 2/4 Leics 16 Apr 1918 Bandighem Mil. Cem.  
Thompson John Wm. Morwood   HM Trawlwer "Yucca" 24 May 1918 Chatham Naval Mem.  
Todd Harry Rupert 10 E. Yorks 14 Jan 1917 Hull Western Cem.  
Tonks George Alexander 1/5 Lincs 13 Oct 1915 Loos  
Ward John Wilkin   HM Trawler "Epworth" 22 May 1917 Chatham Navel Mem. d
Welton Edwin 196 Machine Gun Corps 11 May 1918 Conde-Sur-L'escaut Com. Cem.  
Welton Tom 2/5 W. Yorks 20 Jul 1918 Soissons  
West Arthur 7 Lincs 18 Sep 1918 Vis-en-Artois Mem.  
West Horace 7 Yorks Light Inf. 16 Aug 1917 Tyne Cot  
Whitaker Alfred E. 7 Lincs 12 Mar 1916 Etaples Mil. Cem.  
Wiles Theodore   HMS "Invincible" 31 May 1916 Portsmouth Naval Mem. e
Wilson Herbert Alexander 8 Royal Fusiliers 9 Apr 1917 Gourock Trench Cem.  
Windle George William 8 Lincs 20 Apr 1917 Arras  
Wood Harry 2/5 Lincs 26 Sep 1917 Tyne Cot  
Wood Richard Hammond 2/5 West Riding 27 Nov 1917 Etaples Mil. Cem.  
Wood William G.     12 Apr 1918   b
Woodcock Alfred T. 4 E. Yorks 4 Jun 1918 Cologne Southern Cem.  
Wright Freeman 12 E. Yorks 13 Nov 1916 Euston Road Cem., COlincamps  

Key to Notes:

  1. Not found in CWGC database.
  2. Not enough info. to research.
  3. "Best guess" given available data.
  4. Date of death in CWGC database doesn't match original source.
  5. Battle of Jutland

World War 2:

To keep in lasting remembrance the Barton men & women, who in the 1939-1945 war, died that England might live. Their names are here recorded, and three new bells are placed in St. Mary's steeple.

Surname  Given names  Btn.  Regt. Died  Cemetery Notes
Adlard Harry 1 Northamptons 15 Apr 1944 Imphal War Cem.  
Barraclough Leonard Henry 201 RAF 21 Aug 1941 Runnymead Mem.  
Barton Fred 2 Lincs   Cambes-en-Plaine War Cem.  
Bell Harold         b
Birks Arthur 1/7 West Surrey 29 Oct 1944 Bergen-op-Zoom War Cem.  
Brooks Dorothy Margaret   London Aux. Amb. Svc. 9 Sep 1940 Holborn, Metropolitan Borough  
Cammack Leonard Arthur 5 Grenadier Grds 13 Jul 1944 Foiano Della Chiana War Cem.  
Chant William Edward 3 Coldstream Grds 11 Sep 1943 Salerno War Cem.  
Chafer Cecil 67 Ryl. Artillery 13 Aug 1944 Barton New Cem.  
Chafer Harry   Ryl. Army Service corps 24 Dec 1942 Barton New Cem.  
Chapman George Arthur   HM Trawler "Tervani" 7 Feb 1943 Lowestoft Naval Mem.  
Clayton Ronald W.         a
Codd Archibald No. Irish Horse Ryl Armoured Corps 23 May 1944 Cassino War Cem.  
Cressey Leslie G. 156 Ryl. Artillery 23 Jan 1944 Minturno War Cem.  
Drury James Francis Cyril 4 Lincs 4 Jul 1940 Akureyri Cem.  
Eayer Raymond         a
Franklin Percy 122 Ryl. Artillery 21 Sep 1944 Singapore Mem.  
French Edith R.         a
French Timothy James Carlile 125 RAF 16 May 1942 Malta Naval Cem.  
Goddard James Walter 106 RAF Vol. 22 Aug 1941 Durnbach War Cem.  
Goulding Harold         b
Gowshall James Henry   SS "Empire Sky" 6 Nov 1942 Tower Hill Mem  
Grimbleby Clarence   HMS "Dulverton" 13 Nov 1943 Chatham Naval Mem.  
Hall Harry         b
Havertoft Walter         a
Hewitt Donald         b
Houghton Kenneth         b
Hudson Richard Taylor Anthony 199 RAF 28 May 1943 Reichswald Forest War Cem.  
Kerridge Herbert   HMS "Hood" 24 May 1941 Portsmouth Naval Mem.  
King Fred         b
Lacey Ernest A. 55 Ryl. Artillery 16 Apr 1944 Rangoon Mem.  
Lakeman Maurice William 282 Ryl Artillery 18 Sep 1940 Gloucester Old Cem.  
Langley Joseph   Ryl. Army Svc. Corps 16 Dec 1944 Schoonselhof Cem.  
Newbitt William Ernest   HMS "Delhi" 16 Apr 1941 King Tom, Freetown Cem.  
Nowell Gilbert Hugh   HMS "Phoenix" 21 Jul 1940 Portsmouth Naval Mem.  
Rowntree Horace 11 Ryl. Horse Artillery 29 May 1942 Knightsbridge War Cem.  
Seddon Albert Edward   HMS "Penelope" 18 Feb 1944 Portsmouth Naval Mem,  
Smith Alfred         b
Snelling Archibald Reginald   HMS "Harvester" 11 Mar 1943 Chatham Naval Mem.  
Spencer Jack         b
Storey Arthur William   Ryl. Armoured Corps 16 Sep 1943 Cassino Mem.  
Thompson Arthur         b
Towle Wilfred   HMS "Acheron" 17 Dec 1940 Portsmouth Naval Mem.  
Watkin Ralph 180 RAF 22 Jan 1943 Runnymead  
Watson John         b
West James 7 Royal Artillery 18 Apr 1941 Athens Mem.  
Windle Edmund Harold   HMS "Bideford" 27 Feb 1943 Barton on Humber New Cemetery  

Key to Notes:

  1. Not found in CWGC database.
  2. Not enough info. to research.

One man who is missing from the memorial:

Donner Frank Victor 1st Btn. Lincs 8 Dec 1916 Barton on Humber  

He was the husband of Jennie Donner, of 19, Priestgate, Barton.


Names, Geographical

  • In the 1086 Domesday book, the village is given as Bereton.
  • Locals pronounce the name as Bartun on Umber.


  • The principal newspaper serving the town was the Hull and Lincolnshire Times, published on Saturdays.
  • The Barton Times, published on Fridays in Grimsby appears to have ceased publication before World War One.
  • See our Newspapers web page for more on local newspapers.

Politics & Government

  • Both St. Mary's parish and St. Peter's parish were ancient parishes in Lincoln county and became modern Civil Parishes when those were established.
  • On 25 March, 1887, the two parishes of St. Mary and St. Peter were amalgamated and to be known as Barton-upon-Humber.
  • The parish was in the north division of the ancient Yarborough Wapentake in the Glanford district in the parts of Lindsey.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Barton-on-Humber petty session hearings every other Monday at the police court.
  • The enclosure of the Common Lands took place here in 1803.
  • The Town Houses belonged to the poor since time immemorial. They were located at the Ferry.
  • The parish had a number of small charities which contributed to supporting the parish poor.
  • In 1669, Thomas HOLLAND left an almshouse for four poor widows.
  • In 1679, John TRIPP bequeathed some lands here and directed that the proceeds be distributed yearly as blue clothing among poor men and women. (A so-called "Blue Coat" charity.)
  • In 1701, Christopher BENTON left Chantry House in Barton as an almhouse for the poor, but it was converted into a workhouse in 1749. In 1878 it was sold and the profits applied toward various parish charities.
  • In 1729, Mrs. Magdalene GEORGE bequeathed some lands here and directed that the proceeds be distributed yearly as grey cloth among poor men and women.
  • In 1830, Mrs. Alice INGLE left the interest on £300 which was distributed monthly as bread.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became part of the Glanford Brigg Poor Law Union.
  • In 1861, J. Gilby UPPLEBY, of Leeds, left £200 for distribution amongst the poor householders.
  • There is a photograph of some Barton almshouses at the Images of England website.


Where only one figure is given, it is for the entire civil parish.

Year St. Mary St. Peter
1801 674 1,035
1811 2,204  
1831 1,704 1,529
1871 2,374 1,958
1881 5,319  
1891 5,201  
1901 5,671  
1911 1,602 Unk.
2001 9,485  

Probate Records

Ros DUNNING provides a transcript of the will of LEVI, Isaac of Barton on Humber.



  • A National School (for boys, girls and infants) was built in 1844-45 in Queen Street and enlarged in 1879.
  • The Green School (for boys) was formerly the Grammar School.
  • The Infants School was built near the church in 1895-6.
  • The Wesleyan School, on Maltby Lane, was built in 1866. The school closed in 1915.
  • Bernard SHARP has a photograph of the Maltby Lane School on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2017.
  • The Catholic School was built in 1878 in Fleetgate.
  • St. Chad's School, on Waterside Road, opened in 1905.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.