• The parish was in the Louth sub-district of the Louth 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 / 629
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2383
1871 R.G. 10 / 3404
1891 R.G. 12 / 2608
1901 R.G. 13 / 3084

Church History

  • The church here was gone by 1840.
  • The inhabitants of this parish used the church at Fotherby.

Church Records

  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This parish is just 2 miles north of Louth parish and city and just south of Little Grimsby parish in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The parish only covers about 890 acres.

The medieval village is deserted. If you are planning a visit:

  • If you'll be staying overnight, try the Brackenborough Arms Hotel, Cordeaux Corner, Brackenborough, Louth, LN11 0SZ. Phone: 01507 609169, Fax: 01507 609413.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Brackenborough which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • This place was a Roman settlement.
  • Brackenborough is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as having 15 households.


  • Brackenborough Hall was built in the 17th century.
  • Brackenborough Hall, also called Brackenboro House, can be toured. Pre-booking is required. Sunday only: 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Guided tours around the Grade II listed manor house, the moated grounds and gardens and the deserted medieval village. Free parking. Contact: Mrs. Eleanor Bennett on (01507) 603509.
  • Mrs. Eleanor BENNETT has published a book entitled: "Brackenborough - the Story of a Manor," published by Louth Naturalists, Antiquarian and Literary Society in 1995.
  • John BEAL has a photograph of part of Brackenborough Hall farm on Geo-graph, taken in 2007.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF333905 (Lat/Lon: 53.394511, 0.003194), Brackenborough which are provided by:


Military History

  • In 1911 and 1912, Lieut.-Col. Edward Kyme CORDEAUX of the Lincolnshire Regiment resided in this parish. He was baptised in Great Coates, LIN, in January, 1867.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Ludborough Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In recent times the Civil Parish has merged with another to create the modern Civil Parish of Brackenborough with Little Grimsby.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • After the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish became part of the Louth Poorlaw Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings.


Year Population
1801 36
1811 46
1831 44
1841 63
1871 72
1881 67
1891 66
1901 72
1911 77
1971 47
1991 88