Archives & Libraries

The Library at Boston will prove useful in your research.



Richard CROFT has a photograph of the church and church graveyard on Geo-graph, taken in November 2005.



  • The parish was in the Sibsey sub-district of the Boston 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 / 633
1851 H.O. 107 / 2098
1861 R.G. 9 / 2334
1871 R.G. 10 / 3339
1891 R.G. 12 / 2572

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • It was built in 1821 in the village of Mount Pleasant and seats 200. The parish register, naturally, dates from 1821.
  • In 1821, parts of Frithville, Sibsey and Westville civil parishes were formed into an ecclesiastical parish.
  • A small mission church was built at Fishtoft Drove some time before 1910.
  • A Church Sunday School and reading room was erected in 1908.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.


  • Here is a photo of St. Peter's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1821.
  • We have the beginning of a Parish Register Extract as a text file for your use. Your additions and corrections would be appreciated.
  • The LFHS has published several indexes for the Holland East Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built in 1899 to replace an older, smaller chapel.
  • Kate NICOL has a photograph of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2009.
  • For more on researching these chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Frithville is both a parish and a village which lie in the Fens about 5 miles north of Boston. The parish covers about 4,200 acres and includes the former parish (or extra-parocial land) of Westville, which is 7 miles north of Boston. It also includes the village of Mount Pleasant.

Frith Bank is a hamlet in nearby Sibsey parish.

If you are planning a visit:

  • To get to Frithville village, take the B1183 trunk road north out of Boston. Where it crosses the B1184, there is Frithville!
  • See our Touring page for additional resources.
You can see pictures of Frithville which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF318506 (Lat/Lon: 53.036207, -0.035191), Frithville which are provided by:


Military History

The War Memorial is a Gothic plinth surmounted by a spire and cross that was installed at the junction of Westville and Carrington Roads and dedicated in April 1920. Of the 85 names listed, 63 served and returned.

J. THOMAS has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014.

John EMERSON, who retains the copyright, provides these photographs of the war memorial at Frithville:











Military Records

To see a list of the names on the monuments, see the Roll of Honour site.

These are the names as provided by the Imperial War Museum (no ranks or servide details were provided):

  1. Armstrong, George
  2. Ashley Scott, C. E.
  3. Balderston, Thomas Harold
  4. Barnes, Harry
  5. Barnsdale, G.
  6. Baumber, D.
  7. Baumber, F.
  8. Baxter, William
  9. Bedford, C. J.
  10. Bedford, G. H.
  11. Bedford, Thomas J. W.
  12. Bedford, W.
  13. Bell, G.
  14. Bell, W.
  15. Bellamy, F.
  16. Bellamy, T. H.
  17. Bembridge, Robert
  18. Blackburn, H.
  19. Bradley, C. E.
  20. Brown, S.
  21. Brumfield, James
  22. Carey, F.
  23. Chester, Charles George
  24. Chester, J.
  25. Chester, R. F.
  26. Clark, G.
  27. Clark, Herbert
  28. Clay, J. H.
  29. Cross, George
  30. Cross, W.
  31. Doncaster, F.
  32. Doughty, H.
  33. Evison, Frederick
  34. Evison, Frederick (yes, there's two of them)
  35. Evison, Harry
  36. Fixter, George
  37. Fixter, H.
  38. Fossitt, A. W.
  39. Futter, George
  40. Gilliatt, T.
  41. Hewson, G.
  42. Horrey, Albert
  43. Houlden, G. H.
  44. Hunt, A.
  45. Hunt, Fred
  46. Kenrick, E.
  47. Kerman, Frederick James
  48. Lawson, F.
  49. Leak, Fred
  50. Leak, W. H.
  51. Lilly, J.
  52. Maplethorpe, J.
  53. Newton, B.
  54. Newton, G.
  55. Nicholson, John James
  56. Overton, W. W.
  57. Palmer, E. J.
  58. Palmer, J. H.-
  59. Parker, Thomas Cyril
  60. Parkinson, G. H.
  61. Randall, E. W. G.
  62. Randall, J.
  63. Randall, J. L.
  64. Reeson, H.
  65. Roberts, Frank
  66. Roberts, Harold Percy
  67. Roberts, S. E.
  68. Robinson, E. D.
  69. Robinson, G. S.
  70. Samson, J. W.
  71. Sargeant, J.
  72. Sargeant, R.
  73. Scott, A. W.
  74. Scott, J. H.
  75. Spikins, F.
  76. Squires, H.
  77. Steeper, T.
  78. Taylor, W.
  79. Templeman, W.
  80. Toyne, H.
  81. Vere, J. W.
  82. Wilkinson, G. E.
  83. Winn, G.
  84. Yallup, J.
  85. Yates, W.

Names, Geographical

  • The name derives from the Old English Fyrhth, meaning "sparse woodland", with the French "ville" added at a later date. It appears in 1331 as Le Frith.
    A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • The village and parish are sometimes called Boston East. ("Boston North" would have been more accurate.)

Politics & Government

  • The parish was formed from several other parishes in the reign of George III.
  • The parish became a township in 1812.
  • The parish became a Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • Parish boundaries were "adjusted" in December, 1880.
  • The parish was listed in many records as "Boston East".
  • The parish was in the West division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the Bolingbroke Soke.
  • You may contact the local Frithville & Westville Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed or funded to help you with family history questions.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Frithville and Westville Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014. Parish Council meetings are held here every other month.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other week.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a part of the Boston Poor Law Union.
  • The parish hosted a Sick and Dividend Club in the early 1900's.


Year Inhabitants
1831 261
1841 333
1851 367
1871 687
1881 656
1891 648
1901 615
1911 647


  • This parish was included in the West Fen United School District, formed on 10 January, 1879. The children attended a council school in Frithville, erected in 1880 and enlarged in 1912.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.