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Census

  • The parish was in the Saltfleet sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 635
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2385
1871 R.G. 10 / 3407
1891 R.G. 12 / 2610
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Edith.
  • The church was built of stone around 1300.
  • In 1876 the chancel was restored.
  • The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • The church seats about 220.
  • A photograph of the Anglican parish church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Another photograph of St. Edith's church is at the FLICKR site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Edith's church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • A Weslyean Methodist chapel was built here, along with the Primitive Methodists and the United Methodists. 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 Saltfleet sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
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Description and Travel

Grimoldby is a village and a parish 5 miles east of Louth in Lincolnshire. The parish of covers over 1,800 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B1200 arterial road south and east out of Louth toward Saltfleetby. Grimoldby is just north off of the roadway about halfway to Saltfleetby.
  • Grimoldby used to have a railway station and train service.
  • There is a caravan park just west of the village.
  • Visit our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Grimoldby which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Grimoldby 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 TF391884 (Lat/Lon: 53.374266, 0.089951), Grimoldby which are provided by:

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Military History

  • There is a plaque in St. Edith's church to Pilot Officer Peter Fox who died in World War II.
  • There is a War Memorial column standing outside St. Edith's church. John READMAN has a photograph of the War Memorial at Geo-graph, taken in 2005.
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Names, Geographical

  • In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Grimalbi.
    [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Middle Marsh division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish has joined with Manby to form a united Parish Council. You are welcome to contact them regarding civil or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history research.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 246
1831 311
1841 267
1871 337
1881 363
1891 321
1901 301
1911 280
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Schools

  • A Public Elementary School for both Grimoldby and Manby was built here in 1871 to hold 114 children.
  • Grimoldby Primary School has a website. but no school history or student data is provided.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.