• The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle 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 / 2107
1861 R.G. 9 / 2369 & 2371
1871 R.G. 10 / 3383
1891 R.G. 12 / 2599

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Martin.
  • The Church of St. Martin went into decay before 1741, so people of this parish attended services in Scrivelsby or other nearby parishes. The site of the old church and the graveyard could still be traced in 1900.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1690 to 1744.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Dalderby is both a small village and a small parish in the vale of the River Bain, three miles south of Horncastle. Thornton parish lies to the north and Scrivelsby parish to the east. The parish covers a mere 440 acres.

Dalderby village sits on the east bank of the River Bain. If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A153 south out of Horncastle. It passes through the center of Dalderby.
  • While you are there, hike along the Spa Trail for a nice walk. Photo taken in August, 2011, by Richard CROFT.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Dalderby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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


Land and Property

  • In 1842, the principal landowner was Sir Henry DYMOKE, baronet and lord of the manor.
  • In 1882, the principal landowner was the estate of Sir Henry DYMOKE.


  • Tea Pot Hall was never a Manor House. It was a tiny thatched cottage in Dalderby parish - between Dalderby and Scrivelsby. There is a picture of it in Lincolnshire Life magazine, July 1972 - where is says it was burnt down in 1945.


  • The national grid reference is TF 2466.
  • You'll want an Ordnance Survey Explorer 273 map, which has a scale of 2.5 inches to the mile.
  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF242662 (Lat/Lon: 53.178417, -0.143067), Dalderby which are provided by:


Military History

J. THOMAS has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2013.

Margaret BRINN reports:  "The Dalderby Cross itself carries the names of 11 men, from five local families in the village who fought in the war; all but one returned.  The Cross was erected to recognise the Lincolnshire villages which sent the largest percentage of its menfolk to the front line prior to May 1st 1915.  The names of the men who went were H BILLING, JH GARNER, L GARNER, H GARNER, RC GARNER, JE RYLATT, FA RYLATT, J SCHOLEY, TW SCHOLEY, W WHITE and A WHITE."


Military Records

John Emerson, who retains the copyright, provides these photographs of the war memorial at Dalderby:





Names, Personal

  • White's 1842 Directory lists the following names in the parish: Walls JEFFERYS, John KNOWLES, George RAWSON and Stphn. SEMPER.
  • White's 1872 Directory lists the following names in the parish: Thomas GAUNT, John JEFFERY, Edward JOBSON and the Rev. Samuel LODGE.
  • White's 1882 Directory lists the following names in the parish: John JEFFERY, Edward JOBSON and Thomas WELCH.

Politics and 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 Southern division of the ancient Gartree Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey district of the county, as does the 1913 edition.
  • In April, 1936, this Civil Parish was abolished and the land was split up and attached to other nearby parishes.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 31
1811 28
1821 40
1831 42
1841 37
1851 33
1871 44
1881 49
1891 31
1911 42


  • The children of this parish attended school in nearby Roughton, across the river.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.