Covenham St Bartholomew
- The parish was in the Tetney 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:
|1841||H.O. 107 / 631|
|1851||H.O. 107 / 2112|
|1861||R.G. 9 / 2386|
|1871||R.G. 10 / 3409|
|1891||R.G. 12 / 2611|
|1901||R.G. 13 / 3087|
- William the Conqueror founded a Priory of Benedictine monks here around 1170. All traces of it are now gone.
- The civil parish consists of two ecclesiastical parishes: Saint Bartholomew and Saint Mary.
- St. Bartholomew Church was repaired in 1863.
- St. Bartholomew seats 150.
- The Diocese of Lincoln declared St. Bartholomew Church redundant in December, 1980. In 1984 the church was gifted as a monument.
- St. Bartholomew Church is a Grade II listed site at British Heritage.
- There is a photograph of St. Bartholomew's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
- Here is a photo of St. Bartholomew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
- St. Mary's Church was restored in 1901.
- St. Mary seats 140.
- St. Mary's Church is a Grade II listed site at British Heritage.
- There is a photograph of St. Mary's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
- Peter CHURCH has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph. taken in June, 2008.
- Here are photos of St. Mary's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
- The parish register for St. Bartholomew dates from 1566.
- The parish register for St. Mary dates from 1597.
- The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
- The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here, as did the Primitive Methodists (1853) and the United Methodists. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
- Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
- The parish was in the Barton sub-district of the Glanford Brigg Registration District.
- Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
Covenham is a parish about 6 miles north of Louth. In the parish are two villages, now joined; Covenham St. Bartholomew and Covenham St. Mary. Austen Fen is a small low marsh near the Louth Navigation Canal.
If you are planning a visit:
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Covenham St Bartholomew to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Covenham St Bartholomew has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The Mill in Covenham was converted to a bakery. The baker used to deliver the bread by horse and cart.
- In June, 2007, the Covenham Beck overflowed its banks causing some local flooding.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF342957 (Lat/Lon: 53.440994, 0.018931), Covenham St Bartholomew which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- John READMAN has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph. taken in November, 2003.
Nicola PIKE has provided a list of names on the War Memorial in the church of St. Mary.
- This place was two ancient parishes in Lincolnshire, but were created as a single modern Civil Parish when those were establishd.
- The parish was in the ancient Ludborough Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
- You may contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or polital issues, but they are NOT staffed to help you with family history searches.
- For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
- A Public Elementary School was built for both ecclesiastical parishes in St. Mary parish in 1842. Students were also accepted from Fotherby, Utterby and Little Grimsby parishes.
- The students of St. Bartholmew parish attended school at St. Mary's parish.
- For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.