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Frithville

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Census

  • 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:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 633
1851H.O. 107 / 2098
1861R.G. 9 / 2334
1871R.G. 10 / 3339
1891R.G. 12 / 2572
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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.

 

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  • 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 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 1900 to replace an older, smaller chapel. For more on researching these chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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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.
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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:

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Gazetteers

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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.

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Maps

  • 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:

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Military History

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

 

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Military Records

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

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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.
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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.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

YearInhabitants
1831261
1841333
1851367
1871687
1881656
1891648
1901615
1911647
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Schools

  • 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.