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Census

  • 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:
Census
Year
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
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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):

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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.
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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.
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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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Gazetteers

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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.

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Manors

  • 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.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF407702 (Lat/Lon: 53.210246, 0.105409), Dalby which are provided by:

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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.
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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.
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Population

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

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