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Census

  • The parish was in the Burgh sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 630
1851H.O. 107 / 2110
1861R.G. 9 / 2376
1871R.G. 10 / 3393B
1891R.G. 12 / 2604
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Church History

  • At the Domesday survey, there were two churches here, but the site of one of them is unknown.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Benedict. It fell into ruin and was pulled down and rebuilt of brick in 1838 on the same site.
  • The church seats about 120.
  • There is a photograph of St. Benedict's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • We have a small extract from the parish register. Your additions are welcome.
  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1753 for baptisms and burials, 1755 for marriages.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the South Hill rural Deanery.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

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

This village and parish lies about 126 miles north of London and 5 miles east of Spilsby. The parish covers a little over 1,000 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, Candlesby is on the A158 Trunk Road between Horncastle and Skegness.
  • See the Lincolnshire Touring and Holidays page on this site.
You can see pictures of Candlesby which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Manors

  • Candlesby Hall was the residence of John Franklin RAWNSLEY in 1912.
  • Cadwell Hall was unoccupied in 1900.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF455675 (Lat/Lon: 53.184487, 0.175781), Candlesby which are provided by:

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Candlesby War Memorial brass plaque and a Roll of Honour in the church, and the names on them, see the Roll of Honour site.

Steve MORSE tells us about this Candlesby lad: "Private G W DAWSON's grave at Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres. SDGW has George William born Candlesby Lincs, enlisted Louth, abode ( Kensington Middx)."

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Politics & Government

  • The parish was in the ancient Wold Division of the Candleshoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey division in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey division.
  • The citizens of Candlesby have decided not to have a formal Parish Council, but do vote on civic and political issues at periodic Parish Meetings.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other week.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.
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Population

YearInhabitants
1801172
1831216
1851245
1871235
1881247
1891236
1911177
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Schools

  • A National School (originally a Church of England School) was erected here in 1872 to hold up to 48 children.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.