Archives & Libraries

The Library at Boston will prove useful in your research.



  • The parish was in the Sibsey sub-district of the Boston 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 / 630
1851 H.O. 107 / 2098
1861 R.G. 9 / 2334
1871 R.G. 10 / 3339
1891 R.G. 12 / 2572

Church History

  • Carrington was formed as an ecclesiastical parish with Frithville in 1886.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Paul.
  • The chapel and cemetery were consecrated in 1816 under the "Fen Chapel Act".
  • St. Paul's was built in 1816 of brick in the late Perpendicular style.
  • St. Paul's Church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • The church seats just over 200.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Paul's Church on Geo-graph, taken in November 2005.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.
  • Here are two photographs of the church, supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright). The second gives a detail of the roof:



Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1818, when the church was dedicated, and it includes entries for Westville hamlet.
  • The Family History Library in Utah has on microfilm the register marriages for 1837-1960 and Bishop's transcripts for baptisms, marriages and burials for 1818-1859.
  • As of 4th Nov 2004, the parish register above had not been deposited with the Lincolnshire Archives.
  • The LFHS has published several indexes for the Holland East Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Sibsey sub-district of the Boston 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 sit in the Fenland, just 7 miles north of Boston and east of Coningsby. The parish covers about 3,575 acres and includes the village of New Bolingbroke and the hamlet of Medlam.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the B1183 trunk road north out of Boston. Carrington village is about a mile beyond Frithville.
  • See our Touring page for additional resources.
You can see pictures of Carrington which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF311556 (Lat/Lon: 53.081807, -0.044203), Carrington which are provided by:


Military History

  • The parish lost 7 souls in World War One.
  • Kate NICOL has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2009.

Military Records

The Imperial War Museum provides this list of names from the War Memorial:

  1. Allan, J. G. H.
  2. Bates, C.
  3. Bates, J. W.
  4. Beecham, A.
  5. Beecham, M.
  6. Bond, J.
  7. Brocklebank, V. W.
  8. Brummitt, F.
  9. Brummitt, R.
  10. Brummitt, Ruby
  11. Brummitt, R. W.
  12. Butler, H. H.
  13. Chambers, Sid
  14. Chambers, St
  15. Cope, G.
  16. Coultan, Maisie
  17. Cross, C.
  18. Fenston, T.
  19. Fielding, P. C. C.
  20. Gilliatt, Margaret
  21. Gilliatt, Percy Arthur
  22. Greenfield, R.
  23. Hall, A. W.
  24. Hall, I.
  25. Hall, I. L.
  26. Harness, Faith
  27. Harness, T.
  28. Haynes, W.
  29. Hewson, G.
  30. Holderness, F.
  31. Jackson, H.
  32. Leak, A.
  33. Maidens, F.
  34. Maidens, L.
  35. Maidens, W.
  36. Mann, F.
  37. Mann, F. W.
  38. Miller, G.
  39. Pickering, G.
  40. Pulford, D.
  41. Roberts, L. E.
  42. Roberts, R.
  43. Sharpe, H.
  44. Smith, Rose
  45. Stennett, A.
  46. Thompson, G. W.
  47. Threadgill, D. E.
  48. Threadgill, Joyce
  49. Turner, H.
  50. Weldon, W. H.
  51. Westmoreland, W.
  52. Whiley, F. K.
  53. Whiley, F. L.
  54. Whiley, H.
  55. Whiley, H.
  56. Woodcock, J. K.

Politics & Government

  • The village was created as a township in 1812 after drainage of the West Fen in 1802.
  • The area around the village became a Civil Parish in 1858.
  • The parish was in the East division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the Bolingbroke East Soke.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
  • Parish boundaries were changed on 24 December, 1880, when Miningsby Fen Allotment, Asgarby Fen Allotment, a detached part of Revesby, a detached part of Bosten Fen Allotment and a detached part of Bolingbroke parish were transferred to Carrington parish.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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


Year Inhabitants
1821 139
1831 140
1841 229
1851 167
1871 938
1881 763
1891 605
1911 509
1921 541


  • The parish joined the West Fen United School district when it was formed in January of 1879. The district included Frithville parish and Westville hamlet.
  • The above district board built Medlam School (properly known as Carrington County Primary School) in 1880 to hold 170 children. 1900 attendance was only 90. This school closed in 1987.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.