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Copping Syke

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  • 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 / 606
1851 H.O. 107 / 2099
1861 R.G. 9 / 2339
1871 R.G. 10 / 3339

Church History

  • The website author could find no record of a church here.

Church Records

  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Holland West 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 and Travel

Copping Syke is a parish which is on the east bank of the River Witham, 8.5 miles north-west of Boston. The parish is just over 100 miles north of London. The area is flat fenland, only just 475 acres, drained by many small canals.

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • In 1900, Copping Syke was a hamlet in Langrivlle.
  • The parish was formed by Local Government Order No. 48,320 on 1 April 1906. It reconstituted all of the civil parishes of Great Beats, Little Beats and Seven Acres, as well as portions of Frampton and Wyberton parishes. Originally, it was assigned as part of the South Lindsey Division of the county, parts of Holland.
  • The parish is in the ancient Kirton Wapentake in the East Lindsey division in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In 1935, the parish was abolished to enlarge Wildmore parish.
  • For today's governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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


Year  Inhabitants
1871 30
1881 23
1891 20
1901 7
1911 18
1931 28


  • The parish was part of the Wildmore Fen United School District, formed in 1902.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.