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  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In an 1890 reorganisation, the parish was reassigned to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby Registration District.
  • We have a handful of 1901 census surnames in a text file. Your additions are welcome.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 636
1861 R.G. 9 / 3391
1871 R.G. 10 / 3417
1891 R.G. 12 / 2620
1901 R.G. 13 / 3097

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret.
  • The church tower was restored in 1684.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1869 using Kirton and Ancaster stone.
  • The church seats 175 people.
  • The church is located across the A180 trunk road from the village.
  • There is a photograph of St. Margaret's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of Habrough Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2005.
  • Jonathan THACKER also has a photograph of Habrough Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2011.
  • Here is a photo of St. Margaret's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Margaret Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a 1641/2 Protestation Return for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the rural deanery of North Grimsby.
  • The Society of Genealogists has parish register copies for: bapt. 1538-1610 1654-73 1678-89 1694-1811; Mar. 1538-1603 1653-73 1678-89 1694-1836; Bur. 1538-1601 1653-88 1696-1811; Mon. Insc. 1754-1812 [71]; 1813-37 [65]; 1813-1900.
  • The Family History Library holds microfilm copies of the Bishops Transcripts from 1561 to 1833.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here, rebuilt in 1869. The Primitive Methodists also had a chapel here, rebuilt in 1873. For more on these chapels and their records, check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In an 1890 reorganisation, the parish was reassigned 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.

Description and Travel

Habrough is both a village and a parish on the eastern side of the Wolds, 3 miles inland from the River Humber, 163 miles north of London, 9 miles north-east of Caistor, just west of Immingham parish and just south of Killingholme. The parish covers about 2,330 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A180 trunk road from the north side of Grimsby and head west about 10 miles. Turn south at the B1210 arterial road and you'll be in Habrough village.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.

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Historical Geography

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



  • The village is still on the railline established in the 1800s by the Great Central railway. Habrough railway station serves the village of Habrough and the town of Immingham.

Names, Geographical

  • The name Habrough is found in many old records as "Haburgh".

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 East division of the ancient Yarborough Wapentake in the Central Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the North Lindsey of the county, as does the 1913 edition.
  • In 1887, a detached part of Habrough was added to Immingham parish.
  • District governance is provided by the North-East Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • In 1773, Thomas HICKS left a bequest of 10 shillings per year from a rent-charge for the poor.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
  • In an 1890 reorganisation, this parish was allocated to the new Grimsby Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Grimsby petty session hearings.


Year Inhabitants
1801 275
1811 245
1821 286
1831 313
1841 334
1871 394
1881 391
1891 343
1901 344
1911 396
1921 411
2001 649


  • A Board School was built in 1876 to hold up to 180 children, but average attendance was about half that.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.