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  • The parish was in the Saltfleet sub-district of the Louth 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 / 631
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2385
1871 R.G. 10 / 3408
1891 R.G. 12 / 2610

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was built of chalk-stone and dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • Portions of the church date to the 13th century.
  • The church was restored in 1853 and a new bell-tower added.
  • The church chancel was restored again in 1876.
  • The church seats 80.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Peter's belicote on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2007.
  • Here is a photograph St. Peter's Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Peter's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registry dates from 1559.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The United Methodists built a chapel here in 1849 and the Free Methodists built one in 1856. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Chris ? has a photograph of the Free Methodist chapel on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2012.
  • Richard CROFT also has a photograph of the Conisholme Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2007.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Conisholme is both a village and a parish about 4 miles inland from the North Sea and 8 miles north-west of Louth. Grainthorpe parish is to the north. The old River Lud used to flow through the parish, but its waters have been diverted into the Louth Navigation Canal. The parish covers 1,240 acres.

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Historical Geography

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


Military History

  • In the churchyard is a Cornish granite cross erected in memory of those who fell in the Great War of 1914-1918.
  • Ian S. has a photograph of the War Memorial in the churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2013.
  • Ian also has a photograph of the base of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2013.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Marsh division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The citizens of Conisholme have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council. They have Parish Meetings to discuss politcal and civic issues.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 115
1811 118
1831 170
1841 146
1871 171
1891 120
1901 115
1911 126


  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1854. It was enlarged in 1877 to hold 40 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.