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Claxby Pluckacre

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  • The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library holds copies of the census returns for 1841 and 1881.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2108
1861 R.G. 9 / 2369
1871 R.G. 10 / 3383
1891 R.G. 12 / 2599


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church fell down on 1 August 1748 and was not rebuilt.

Church Records

  • Anglican parish register entries start in 1561 and go through 1873. The parish functioned as a chapelry of Moorby after the church fell down.
  • See also Moorby parish for parish register entries.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Five and a half miles south-east of Horncastle, Claxby Pluckacre is a small parish in the Wold hills, not even listed on many maps. Hameringham parish is to the north and Revesby parish to the south, with Miningsby parish to the east. There is a small lake at the southern end of the parish. The parish covered about 860 acres in 1913.

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Historical Geography

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  • The lake at the south end of the parish was a reservoir for the Boston Water Works by 1872.

Land and Property

  • In 1842, Henry DYMOKE was the sole landowner and lord of the manor.
  • In 1872 and 1882, J. B. STANHOPE was the sole landowner and lord of the manor.
  • In 1900, Mrs. STANHOPE of Revesby Abbey was the sole landowner and lady of the manor.
  • In 1913, Richard William STANHOPE of Revesby Abbey was the sole landowner and lord of the manor.

Names, Geographical

  • The first part of the name likely derives from the Old Scandinavian klakkr+by, meaning "farmstead on a hill". The second part may derive from the Old Scandinavian Plucca+aecer, meaning "Plucca's plot of cultivated land".
    [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].

Names, Personal

  • White's 1842 Directory lists only William JOHNSON, John STEEPER and Samuel STEEPER, all farmers.
  • White's 1872 Directory lists only Thomas BOURNE, James JOHNSON and William SHARPLEY, all farmers.
  • White's 1882 Directory lists only Thomas BOURNE, James JOHNSON and Samuel ROBERTS, all farmers.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory lists only Thomas BOURNE, Isaac BRACKENBURY and Samuel ROBERTS, all farmers.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory lists only Isaac BRACKENBURY, Samuel ROBERTS and Edward WATTAM, all farmers.

Politics and 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 Hill Wapentake (Hill Hundred) in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 16
1811 26
1821 36
1831 25
1841 29
1851 28
1871 51
1881 66
1891 63
1911 59


  • The children of this parish attended school at Moorby.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.