Archives & Libraries

Canwick is served by the Mobile Library once each month. For a schedule, see the Canwick village website.



  • 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 / 651
1851 H.O. 107 / 2094
1861 R.G. 9 / 2357
1871 R.G. 10 / 3369
1891 R.G. 12 / 2589

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints. Some portions of the church appear to be of Norman origin.
  • The church was built upon Roman tesselated pavement from an ancient Roman villa at the site.
  • The church was restored in 1846 and seats 150 people.
  • Len WILLIAMS has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2013.
  • There is a photograph of All Saints church on the Wendy PARKINSON web site.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1681.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • In the early 1900s, this parish was part of the Longoboby Rural Deanery. All family history records, however, will be indexed under the Deanery above.
  • 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 & Travel

This village and parish lie just south of Lincoln in Lincolnshire, across the River Witham. Bracebridge parish is to the southwest. The parish covers about 2,120 acres.

The village of Canwick is just east of the A15 trunk road. If you are planning a visit:

  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2013. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Canwick which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • In 1888, several thousand fruit trees were planted in the parish.
  • In 1906, an Isolation Hospital was built. Although it could only hold six patients, increasing to 12 by 1922, it was operated in conjunction with the Lindsey and Holland Counties Asylum (later called St. John's Hospital at Bracebridge). The Isolation Hospital closed in 1923. Although some patient records are available at the Lincolnshire Archives under St. John's Hospital (References: HOSP/ST JOHN'S/), most will be protected under the 100-year closure rule for privacy reasons. No specific registers for the Isolation Hospital survive.


  • Canwick Hall was a mansion built of stone, erected in 1810-11 next to the old hall. The old hall had for many years been the seat of the SIBTHORP family.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of Canwick Hall on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2008.
  • Dower House was the 1911 residence of Coningsby Charles SIBTHROP.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK988697 (Lat/Lon: 53.215388, -0.52228), Canwick which are provided by:


Military History

  • The War Memorial is a 15th century cross erected in 1919 in memory of the men of the parish who fell in World War I.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of War Memorial in the churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2008.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Canwick War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Canwick site.


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Liberty of Lincoln (starting 1410) or the second division of Langoe Wapentake in the North Kesteven division of the county, in the parts of Kesteven.
  • For today's district governance, contact the North Kesteven District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Lincoln South petty session hearings on the first and third Friday of each month.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.


 Year  Inhabitants
1801 215
1811 211
1831 201
1841 190
1851 213
1871 198
1881 246
1891 269
1901 266
1911 292
1921 239


  • The Public Elementary School was erected in 1865 for 34 children and enlarged in 1897 to hold up to 84. However, average attendance in 1911 was 33.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.