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  • The parish was in the Withern 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 636
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2379
1871 R.G. 10 / 3399
1891 R.G. 12 / 2606

Church History

  • In 1175, a Premonstratensian Abbey was founded by Herbert de ORREBY in the hamlet of Hagnaby. All the buildings were gone by the 1800s.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew and located in Hannah.
  • The church is a small brick building with a wooden belfry.
  • The church seats 100.
  • There is a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Andrew Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1559.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Calcewaith and Candleshoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Hannah is a parish containing two small hamlets; Hannah and Hagnaby. The parish lies about 4 miles north-east of Alford, 2.5 miles from the North Sea and 15 miles south-east of Louth. The parish covers about 1,000 acres.

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Historical Geography

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


Names, Geographical

  • The name Hannah appears in many old records as Hannay.

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 Wold division of the ancient Calceworth Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Richard BOWIS gave the parish £22 and the overseers used the annual interest to distribute bread to the poor.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Alford petty sessional hearings on alternate Tuesdays.


Year Inhabitants
1801 83
1811 84
1831 97
1841 122
1851 114
1871 124
1891 85
1901 83
1911 87