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Archives & Libraries

The Library at Louth will prove useful in your research.

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Cemeteries

  • Chris ? has a photograph of some of the gravestones at St. Peter's churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2013.
     
  • Chris ? also has a photograph of the gravestone of Henry Charles ALLENBY who died at age 22 from drowning on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2013.
     
  • Henry Charles ALLENBY was buried 3 June 1822 at Farforth. He was "possibly" the sone of Samuel ALLENBY who was buried here in 1824.
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Census

  • The parish was in the Louth 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:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 633
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2381
1871 R.G. 10 / 3404
1891 R.G. 12 / 2608
1901 R.G. 13 / 3084
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
     
  • There was an earlier church here, but it was torn down prior to 1861.
     
  • The church was rebuilt in 1861 of sandstone. The church was renovated in 1904.
     
  • The church seats 80.
     
  • The church is a Grade II structure with English Heritage.
     
  • There is a photograph of St. Peter's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON web site under "Yet More Lincolnshire".
     
  • Here is a photo of St. Peter's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1784.
     
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes 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 Louth sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
     
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

Farforth is both a village and a parish 6 miles south of Louth. The parish covers almost 2,000 acres and includes the hamlet of Maidenwell.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Farforth 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

In 1568 Sir William John OSLEAR lived in Farforth Hall.

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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF318785 (Lat/Lon: 53.286923, -0.024204), Farforth which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire, but only became a modern Civil Parish in 1936.
     
  • The parish was in the Wold division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
     
  • This parish was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish under the name "Maidenwell Civil Parish" in 1936.
     
  • This citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council, but do hold periodic Parish Meetings to dicuss civic and political issues.
     
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings in the Louth Courthouse every other Wednesday.
     
  • In 1719 Mr. Charles HUMPHREY left the interest of £15 for the poor. (Some sources say only 15 Shillings per year.)
     
  • After the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish became part of the Louth Poorlaw Union.
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 52
1831 91
1841 92
1871 109
1881 143
1891 134
1901 134
1911 107
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Schools

  • A School Board was formed in 1885 for the united parishes of Farforth, Oxcombe and Ruckland.
     
  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1887 for up to 42 children.
     
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.