• The parish was in the Brigg sub-district of the Glanford Brigg Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known (contributed by Keith DOREY):
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 631
1851 H.O. 107 / 2116
1861 R.G. 9 / 2399
1871 R.G. 10 / 3430
1881 R.G. 11 / 3285
1891 R.G. 12 / 2626 & 2629
1901 R.G. 13 / 3103

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist.
  • The church was built in the 13th century. The present building may be the second church built on this site.
  • The church was restored about 1878 and seats 90 people.
  • There is a photograph of the Anglican parish church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. John's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2006.
  • Here is a photograph St. John's Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1562.
  • There is a monument in the churchyard to Joseph WILSON who died between the first and second Boer Wars. We do not believe this is a war monument.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Brigg 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.

Description & Travel

Croxton (or Cruxton) is located about 165 miles north of London and 7 miles north-east of Brigg. Ulceby parish is to the north-east. The parish covers just over 1,500 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The village and parish are just a mile north of the Humberside International Airport.
  • By automobile, take the M180 motorway east out of Brigg or the A180 trunk road west out of Grimsby.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Croxton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • "Yarborough Camp" is a large entrenchment on an elevation near the village. Roman coins have been found on the spot.
  • In 1930 a large part of the parish was woodland.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA094124 (Lat/Lon: 53.596763, -0.348422), Croxton which are provided by:


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • For governance, the parish was in the ancient Yarborough Wapentake in the Glanford (or North Lindsey) district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Croxton and Kirmington have a joint Parish Council which you may contact regarding civic or political issues. They are NOT staffed to do family history searches for you.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Lincolnshire Council website.

Poor Houses, Poor Law



Year Inhabitants
1801 123
1811 86
1821 87
1831 103
1841 105
1871 124
1881 120
1891 96
1901 118
1911 119


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