Gate Burton



  • The parish was in the Marton sub-district of the Gainsborough Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • Below are the census Piece Numbers, where known:
Piece Numbers
1841 H.O. 107 / 629
1861 R.G. 9 / 2411
1871 R.G. 10 / 3449
1891 R.G. 12 / 2637

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Helen.
  • The church was built in 1866 to replace a much older structure.
  • The church seats 160.
  • There is a photograph of Saint Helen's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Helen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in 2005.
  • Here is a photo of St. Helen's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1613.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Corringham Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Gate Burton (or Burton Gate) is both a village and parish in the north of Lincolnshire. The parish lies south of Gainsborough with Marton parish just to the south and Willingham parish to the east. The parish covers about 1,100 acres.

The village is small and often is just called "Burton", but there are several of those in Lincolnshire. The village of Littleborough is across the Trent River. If you are planning a visit:

  • On the A156 trunk road, south of Gainsborough, the road meets the A1500. Just north of that junction is the village of Gate Burton.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Gate Burton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Gate Burton Hall is a mansion of white brick on the eastern bank of the River Trent.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of Gate Burton Hall on Geo-graph, taken in 2010.
  • Ian S. has a photograph of Gate Burton Hall on Geo-graph, taken in 2012. It was a maternity hospital during World War II.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK838828 (Lat/Lon: 53.335896, -0.74295), Gate Burton which are provided by:


Military History

In 1882, Lieut.-Colonel George M. HUTTON lived in Gate Burton Hall. He had been born in Gate Burton in Dec., 1834 and was buried here in early 1901.

Gate Burton is a "Thankful Village," a designation given to villages which lost no servicemen or women in World War I. The village sent 43 people off to war and they all returned safely.


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Well Wapentake (Well Hundred) in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law



Year Inhabitants
1801 63
1831 101
1871 109
1881 97
1891 118
1901 81
1911 96
1921 107
1931 88


  • There was a Church of England School here by 1912.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.