• The parish was in the Alford sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • We have an extract of a small portion of the 1901 surname index which you are welcome to review or add to.
  • 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 / 2110
1861 R.G. 9 / 2377
1871 R.G. 10 / 3395
1891 R.G. 12 / 2605
1901 R.G. 13 / 3067

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Philip (or Phillip).
  • The church was rebuilt in 1857 of green sandstone and brick.
  • The church seats 120.
  • The church is a Grade II listed structure with British Heritage.
  • There is a photograph of St. Philip's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Philip's Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1562.
  • We have the beginning of a Parish Register extract in a pop-up text file. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here and rebuilt it in 1873. 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 Alford sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Brinkhill is both a village and a parish in a picturesque valley, roughly 5 miles west of Alford and 7 miles north-west of Spilsby. The parish covers only about 875 acres.

  • For bus, coach or train service, see our Transport page.
  • For information on visiting, see the Lincolnshire Touring and Holidays page on this site.
You can see pictures of Brinkhill which are provided by:






Historical Geography

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



  • A Romano-British jug handle was found on land off Main Road in 1998.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF372736 (Lat/Lon: 53.241702, 0.054498), Brinkhill which are provided by:


Politics & 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 Hill Wapentake (or Hill Hundred) in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish is given in some 1900 directories as being in the South Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Alford petty session hearings.
  • The poor of this parish have 7 acres of land provided by an unknown donor.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 94
1831 116
1871 155
1881 149
1891 148
1901 113
1911 118
1921 84
1931 90


  • A School was built here in 1851 and enlarged in 1861. It took students from Brinkhill, Harrington and Bag Enderby parishes.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.