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Cemeteries

  • Brian CHESTER has provided a Monument Inscription lookup feature at his website for St. Nicholas Church.(JB)
  • Brian CHESTER has provided an example of his work in this FISKE monument from the graveyard:

 

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Census

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In an 1890 re-organization, the parish was allocated to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby 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 / 631
1851H.O. 107 / 2114
1861R.G. 9 / 2391
1871R.G. 10 / 3416
1891R.G. 12 / 2620
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas (the spelling is often given as "Nicolas").
  • The church tower dates from the 15th century.
  • The church chancel was restored in 1865.
  • The church seats 200.
  • There is a photograph of the Anglican parish church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of the church tower on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of St. Nicholas Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from the year 1653.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists formed a group here in 1759 with William BUTTRES as leader. John BAGLEY took over in 1849. A 99-year land lease by the Lord of the Manor allowed the Wesleyans to build their chapel in 1881. It opened in August of that year.
  • The Primitive Methodists built their chapel in 1895. Check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of one of the Methodist Chapels on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In an 1890 re-organization, the parish was allocated to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby 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

This parish and small village are in the north of Lincolnshire, 4 miles from Great Grimsby and 157 miles north of London. The parish borders on the River Humber to the northeast and a stream on the south and south-east called the Freshney. The parish covers about 2,300 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of Great Coates which are provided by:

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Emigration & Immigration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Great Coates 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

  • In the early 1900s, two-fifths of the parish land was pasturage.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA238103 (Lat/Lon: 53.574977, -0.132179), Great Coates which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

  • "Coats" or "Cotes" is an ancient word for cottages.
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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 Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the Central Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire, as well as the 1913 edition, places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the North Lindsey division of the county.
  • In April, 1968, this Civil Parish was abolished and most of the land amalgamated into Healing Civil Parish.
  • You may contact the Great Coates Village Council regarding civic or political issues, but they will NOT do family history lookups for you.
  • District governance is provided by the North-East Lincolnshire Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

YearInhabitants
1801208
1831235
1841245
1871228
1881245
1891217
1911364
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Schools

  • A National School was built here in 1872 to hold 50 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.