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Burton Coggles

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  • The parish was in the Colsterworth sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • In an 1890 district re-organisation, the parish was allocated to the Grantham South sub-district of the Grantham 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 / 2101
1861 R.G. 9 / 2347
1871 R.G. 10 / 3355
1891 R.G. 12 / 2582

Church History

  • The Anglican church is dedicated to Saint Thomas a Becket. The Diocese refer to it as St Thomas Canterbury.
  • The church was built in the 12th century.
  • The church tower is over 700 years old.
  • The church was restored and reseated in 1874.
  • The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • The church seats 230.
  • There is a photograph of Saint Thomas' Church on the Wendy PARKINSON web site under her "Still more Lincolnshire churches".
  • There's another photo of the church at Panoramio taken by Russ HAMER in 2011.
  • Stuart and Fiona JACKSON have a photo of St. Thomas' Anglican Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2005.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Thomas' church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Burton Coggles St. Thomas parish church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1565.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Beltisloe Deanery to make your search easier. The Eclesiastical parish is part of the The North Beltisloe Group of the Deanery of Beltisloe in the Diocese of Lincoln.
  • The Primitive Methodists had a small chapel here, built in 1870. 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 Colsterworth sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • In an 1890 district re-organisation, the parish was allocated to the Grantham South sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Burton Coggles is both a village and parish on the West Glen River. The parish is 99 miles north of London, about 8 miles south-east of the town of Grantham and 1 mile north-west of Corby Glen. Easton township is to the west. The parish covers about 2,675 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The village lies just west of the B1176 trunk road between Bitchfield and the A151 arterial road between Bourne and Colsterworth.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.

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Historical Geography

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


Names, Geographical

  • The ancient name of the parish is "Byrton-le-Coggles" or "Byrton-en-les-Coggles".
  • The word Coggles means "smooth rounded stones."

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 Betisloe Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
  • In 1931, the parish became part of the new West Kesteven Rural District.
  • District governance is provided by the South Kesteven District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spittlegate petty sessional hearings.
  • The poor of the parish have 8 acres of land left by an unknown donor. The revenue from this plot is distributed among the poor each year.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Grantham Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 219
1841 260
1851 456
1861 288
1871 280
1881 257
1891 236
1901 202
1911 186
1921 192


  • A Free School was built by the lord of the manor around 1806.
  • The school was enlarged in 1904 to hold up to 80 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.