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Archives & Libraries

  • The village library was founded in 1850 by Henry WINN, who contributed his own books to start the collection.
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Census

  • The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle 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 / 2107
1861R.G. 9 / 2369
1871R.G. 10 / 3383
1891R.G. 12 / 2599
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church was built in the 14th century.
  • The church is built of green sandstone.
  • The Church of St. Andrew was rebuilt in 1705, but its tower fell down in 1799. The church was rebuilt again in 1865.
  • The Church of St. Andrew is now part of the Hemingby Group of the Horncastle Deanery.
  • The church seats 120.
  • There is a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON web site under "Yet More Lincolnshire".
  • Here is a photo of St. Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1750 for baptisms and burials and 1756 for marriages.
  • We have the beggining of a Parish Register Extract in a pop-up text file. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the North Hill rural deanery.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a small chapel here, built in 1802 and rebuilt in 1836. The Primitive Methodists built theirs in 1839. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, 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 Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which begain in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

Fulletby is both a village and a parish in the Wold hills, 3.5 miles northe-ast of Horncastle, 9 miles south of Louth and 8 miles north-west of Spilsby. Belchford parish lies to the north and Salmonby parish to the east. The parish covers about 1,950 acres.

Fulletby village is a small place in a low valley. If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of Fulletby which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Fulletby 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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History

  • The village is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book.
  • In 1841 the village consisted primarily of Mud-and-Stud cottages. A fine example is "Lizzie's cottage", which is a Grade 2 historical building on Chapel Lane.
  • In 1849, six Roman urns were dug up in the parish. They appeared to be funery urns as they contained burned bone fragments.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF298734 (Lat/Lon: 53.241764, -0.056401), Fulletby which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • The parish was in the ancient Hill Wapentake (Hill Hundred) in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • Fulletby and Belchford have formed a joint Parish Council. You may contact them regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • The common fields were enclosed here in 1777.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Horncastle petty session hearings.
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Population

YearInhabitants
1801190
1811213
1821254
1831250
1841243
1851272
1871271
1881259
1891161
1911163
199176
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Schools

  • The parish school was built in 1849-50 and could hold 40 children. The school was founded by Henry WINN.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.