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Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of St. Helen's churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2018.



  • The parish was in the Home ("Lincoln Home") sub-district of the Lincoln 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 / 615
1851 H.O. 107 / 2104
1861 R.G. 9 / 2558
1871 R.G. 10 / 3369
1891 R.G. 12 / 2589

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Helen.
  • The church was originally built in the 13th century.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1864.
  • The churchyard was not added until 1868.
  • The church seats about 110.
  • The church has its own website with information on schedules and other resources.
  • The "Tin Tabernacle" was built in 1912 as a Mission Church in the northern part of the village. It is dedicated to St. Matthew and was enhanced in 1924. It was closed in the year 2000.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Matthew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.
  • The rapid growth of Boultham after the Great War meant that St.Helen's church became too small for the congregation and the new Church of Holy Cross opened in December 1940.
  • Matthew SMITH has a photograph of St. Helen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2005.
  • J. HANNAN-BRIGGS has a photograph of Interior of St. Helen's church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012.
  • Here is a photo of St. Helen's church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Helen's church


Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1716.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Home ("Lincoln Home") sub-district of the Lincoln Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish lie just southwest of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, across the River Witham. Skellingthorpe parish is to the northwest. The parish covers about 1,300 acres of low, well-drained marshland.

The village of Boultham is a suburb of the city of Lincoln. If you are planning a visit:

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Historical Geography

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



Richard CROFT has a photograph of The Victory pub. on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2015. The Victory was built in 1919 to commemorate the end of the First World War in 1918, and it closed in 2014.



  • Boultham Hall was the manor house here and the seat of Richard ELLISON in 1840. It is a large red brick and stone building.
  • The Hall was occupied by Major Richard G. ELLISON in 1881.
  • The Hall was unoccupied in 1913.

Military History

  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Crimean Memorial in the churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2007.
  • Boultham Hall was used as a military hospital in World War One.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the detail on the Lincoln Tank Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2015. This memorial is in "New Boutham" just north of the village.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the whole Lincoln Tank Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2015.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Graffoe Wapentake in the North Kesteven division of the county, in the parts of Kesteven.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the North Kesteven division of the county.
  • Boultham Civil Parish was abolished in 1920 and the entire parish amalgamated into Lincoln parish.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 73
1831 79
1841 72
1851 74
1871 99
1881 114
1891 527
1911 1,028


  • A School Board was formed here in October, 1895.
  • The children of this parish attended school in Bracebridge parish until 1897.
  • A Public Elementary School was built in 1897 and enlarged in 1911.
  • An Infants' School was erected in 1907.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.