• The parish was in the Wragby 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 / 627
1851 H.O. 107 / 2107
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3379
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Swithin.
  • The church tower appears to be of early Norman origin.
  • The church was faced with bricks in 1770.
  • The church seats 300.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of St. Swithin's Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2004.
  • Richard CROFT also has a photograph of St. Swithin's Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.
  • Here is a photograph St. Swithin's Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1691.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a small chapel here, built in 1844. 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 Wragby 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

Baumber is a village and parish which sits on a ridge above the valley of the Bain River on the old Wragby road about 3.5 miles northwest of Horncastle. The parish covers about 3,000 acres and includes the hamlet of Little Sturton.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A158 trunk road northwest out of Horncastle for about 3.5 miles.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Baumber which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Stourton Hall was built in 1810. It was later rebuilt in Ancaster stone. It is the seat of the LIVESEY family.
  • Stourton Hall was the property of Joseph M. LIVESEY in 1900, but was unoccupied at the time.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF222745 (Lat/Lon: 53.253449, -0.1698), Baumber which are provided by:


Military History

  • A Royal Observer Corps station can be found near the road junction just south of the village.
  • Ian PATERSON has a photograph of the ROC station at A158 on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2007.

Names, Geographical

  • The parish name often appears in older records as "Bamburgh".

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in the county of Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Northern division of the ancient Gartree Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • You may contact the local Baumber Parish Council regarding civic or political issues. Be aware that they will not assist with family history research.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 261
1811 290
1821 319
1831 356
1841 371
1851 407
1871 373
1881 390
1891 366
1911 354


  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1876 and enlarged in 1893 for up to 92 children.
  • At last report, in 2010, the school was closing.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.