• The parish was in the Caistor sub-district of the Caistor 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 / 2114
1861 R.G. 9 / 2392
1871 R.G. 10 / 3421
1881 R.G. 11 / 3279
1891 R.G. 12 / 2621
1901 R.G. 13 / 3098

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
  • The church was restored in 1860.
  • The church is a small building, covered in ivy.
  • The church seats 86 persons.
  • A photograph of the Anglican parish church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Nicholas Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2006.
  • John FIRTH has a photograph of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright). followed by another photograph of the church interior (also by Ron COLE):




Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1683.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

This small village and parish lies about 10 miles southwest from Grimsby and just over 4 miles east of Caistor in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The parish covers about 1,700 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A46 trunk road west out of Grimsby and turn south at Swallow.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Cuxwold which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Cuxwold Hall was erected in 1861 in the Tudor style.
  • In 1919, Cuxwold Hall was the residence of John Ernest SOWERBY.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA172010 (Lat/Lon: 53.49266, -0.234889), Cuxwold which are provided by:


Military History

  • Cuxwold had a Royal Flying Corps emergency landing field in World War I.
  • There were no flights or missions out of this airfield.

Politics & 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 Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the North Lindsey division of the county.
  • In April, 1936, the Civil Parish was abolished and all 1,590 acres were amalgamated into Swallow Civil Parish.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law



Year Inhabitants
1801 72
1811 85
1831 79
1841 62
1871 108
1881 101
1891 111
1901 79
1911 79


  • A small parochial school was built here in 1862 for 41 children, but abandoned by 1910.
  • The children of this parish attended school in Rothwell parish.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.