Halton Holgate



  • The parish was in the Spilsby sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • The 1861 census for this parish is missing.
  • 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
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2374 & 2375
1871 R.G. 10 / 3391
1891 R.G. 12 / 2603

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church was thoroughly repaired in 1846. The tower was restored in 1866-7.
  • The church was again restored in 1894.
  • The church seats 250.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Andrew's church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of St. Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1591.
  • There are a handful of entries in our Parish Register Extract. Please submit your additions to expand it.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • White's 1882 Directory of Lincolnshire lists the parish as part of the Calcewaith & Candleshoe Deanery.
  • There was a Wesleyan Methodist chapel here in 1837. The chapel was still in use by 1900. For information and assistance in researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Halton Holgate is a parish south-east of Spilsby and west of Skegness. It is about 125 miles north of London. Eastville parish lies to the south. The parish covers about 2,100 acres.

Halton Holgate village lies just west of the Steeping River. If you are considering a visit to the parish:

  • By automobile, the village lies astride the B1195 between Spilsby and Wainfleet.
  • Halton Fenside is just on the edge of Halton Holgate, 1.5 miles south of the village church. If you follow the road from Spilsby to Halton Holgate, just as you get to Halton Holgate, you come to a right turn off the main road. This leads past what were the Council houses and then over the railway bridge into the area of Halton Fenside. If you follow the road on, you meander on to a long straight road which ends abruptly at a T junction, which is Thorpe Bank. [Frank J. WILSON]
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Halton Holgate which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • The Bell Inn is a popular conversation spot. The inn is still functioning and has its own website.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Bell on geo-graph, taken in June, 2013.
  • These are the names associated with the Bell Inn in various directories:
Year Person
1842 Wm. Chas. HICKS, victualler
1872 William BREWSTER, victualler
1882 Chapman COOK, coal dealer
1900 Anthony SHAW, brewer
1913 Alfred HANSON
1930 George ASHMAN


  • There is both a Halton House and the Halton Holgate Manor House.


  • See our "Maps" page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF416652 (Lat/Lon: 53.165041, 0.116644), Halton Holgate which are provided by:


Military History

  • Retired Roayl Navy Commander George Arthur ELLIS resided in the parish in the 1930s.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of the War Memorial plaque inside the church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.

Names, Geographical

  • The name Halton Holgate is from the Old Scandinavian Halh+tun Holr+gata or "farmstead in a nook of a road in a hollow". The village is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book simply as Haltun.
    [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]
  • More recently (c.1900), we are seeing the name spelled as Halton Holegate, apparently in an effort to emphasize the "hollow".

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 Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey division of the county, in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the Bolingbroke Soke.
  • For today's governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
  • At times, due to boundary realignments, it has been administered as part of the South Lindsey district.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings on alternate Mondays.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 410
1831 520
1841 544
1871 606
1881 499
1891 427
1911 388


  • A National School was built here in 1847.
  • Halton Holgate Primary School is on Station Road, postcode PE23 5PB, phone: 01790 752-575.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.