East Barkwith



Ian S. has a photograph of St. Mary's Churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2018.



  • The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check with Sheila Richards for East Barkwith Census transcriptions.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 627
1851 H.O. 107 / 2107
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3378
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597

Church History

  • Thee Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin.
  • The church was partially rebuilt in 1846 and further restored in 1868-69 when a porch was added.
  • The church seats 202.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2005.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Mary's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1695.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire reports, perhaps erroneously, that the church is rural Deanery of Wraggoe.
  • The Anglican church is currently part of The Barkwith Group of the West Wold Deanery.
  • In the 1800's the Wesleyan Methodists (1860) and the Free Methodists each had chapels. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • There is a photograph of the Wesleyan Methodist chapel at Geo-graph taken by Richard CROFT in December, 2008.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

East Barkwith is both a village and a parish in the Wolds, 14 miles north-east of Lincoln and 8 miles north-east of Wragby. Panton parish lies to the south and West Torrington parish to the west. The parish covers about 1,000 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • East Barkwith village lies astride the old Louth Road (now the A157) to Wragby and Lincoln.
  • Passenger Rail service came in 1874, but ceased in May, 1951. Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Old Railway Station on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2012.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
  • It's a SIGN! Patricia McCRORY provides these village sign photographs to welcome you to your ancestors' village:


You can see pictures of East Barkwith which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Al PARTINGTON has a photograph of the Cross Roads Inn on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.
  • William BRUMBY was the proprietor in 1885.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF168815 (Lat/Lon: 53.317555, -0.248128), East Barkwith which are provided by:


Military History

  • There is a joint war memorial shared by East Barkwith with West Barkwith. It is on the A157 junction in East Barkwith. It was unveiled in May, 1921.
  • There is a photograph of the war memorial on Geo-graph, taken by Richard CROFT in December, 2008.
  • Alan HEARDMAN also has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2011.

Military Records

There is a list of the names from the memorial and other sources at the Roll of Honour site.


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 Wraggoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish is governed by a joint East and West Barkwith Parish Council, which you can contact regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to answer family history questions.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law



Year Inhabitants
1801 157
1811 198
1821 195
1831 187
1841 255
1851 321
1871 342
1881 339
1891 323
1911 308
1991 331


  • A school was built here prior to 1900 for this parish and neighboring West Barkwith and East Torrington.
  • There is a photograph of the old school on Geo-graph, taken by Brian WESTLAKE in February, 2011.
  • This school has closed and is now a private residence.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.