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  • The parish was in the Spilsby sub-district of the Spilsby 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 / 632
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2375
1871 R.G. 10 / 3393A
1891 R.G. 12 / 2603


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Dalby area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church dedication was unknown for many years.
  • In 1859, the church was reported to need repair.
  • The church, which had been a small and ancient structure, was rebuilt in stone in 1862.
  • The church seats about 100.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Lawrence church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Dalby St. Lawrence parish church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1721.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Dalby is a small village and a parish about 3 miles north of Spilsby. Ulceby parish is to the north and Skendleby parish is to the east. The parish covers about 1,300 acres and includes the hamlet of >Dexthorpe.

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Historical Geography

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



  • Dalby Hall was built in 1858 in a well-wooded park. It replaced the Old Hall which had burnt to the ground in January, 1841.
  • Dalby Hall was the seat of Bartholomew Claypon GARFIT.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in the county and became a modern Civil Parish in the first wave of establishing these.
  • The parish was in the Wold division of the ancient Candleshoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other week.
  • A parish charity generated about £6 yearly, which was distributed to the poor at Christmas.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 50
1831 98
1871 155
1881 152
1891 135
1901 112
1911 116
1921 137
1931 130


  • Children of the parish attended school in Partney
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.