East Wykeham



  • The parish was in the Binbrook sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2384
1871 R.G. 10 / 3405
1891 R.G. 12 / 2609

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church has been in ruins since the time of Henry VIII. But burials were held in the ruins as late as 1876.
  • Kate NICOL has a photograph of the ruins of East Wykham church at Geo-graph, taken in 2009.

Church Records

  • It is not clear if this parish was ever assigned to a Deanery as it had no functional church.
  • The most likely source for indexes to marriages and burials are the LFHS indexes for the Louth Eske Deanery.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

East Wykeham is a parish 7 miles north-west of Louth, 8 miles east of Market Rasen and south of Binbrook parish. The parish is in the Wold Hills and covers about 534 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The medieval village is gone. Ian PATERSON has a photograph of the Medieval Village at Geo-graph, taken in 2008.
  • By automobile, take the A631 between Louth and Gainsborough. East Wykeham is just south of where the B1225 crosses the A631.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of East Wykeham which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Wykeham Hall is an ancient mansion which was restored in 1870.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF228884 (Lat/Lon: 53.378188, -0.155435), East Wykeham which are provided by:


Politics & Government

  • East Wykeham was formerly an extra-parochial parcel. It was considered a hamlet in Ludford parish. By 1842 it had become a parish consisting of one farm.
  • The parish was in the ancient Wraggoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In the 1800s, the parish was in the Wold Division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey Govt. Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After the 1834 Poor Law reforms, the parish was in the Louth Poorlaw Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings.


     Year  Inhabitants
1801 23
1831 31
1841 32
1871 30
1881 37
1891 30
1901 36
1911 34


  • There is no record of a school in this parish.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.