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Cemeteries

  • Brian CHESTER has provided a Monument Inscription lookup feature at his website for Hatcliffe St. Mary. You must select the cemetery by the related church.
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Census

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In an 1890 district reorganisation, this parish was allocated 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:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 636
1861 R.G. 9 / 2391
1871 R.G. 10 / 3416
1891 R.G. 12 / 2620
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary.
  • St. Mary's Church dates back as early as the 13th century.
  • The church was restored in 1861-2.
  • The church was restored again in 1924-28.
  • The church seats 100 people.
  • A photograph of St. Mary's Church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.
  • Here are two photos of St. Mary's Church, taken by (and copyright of) Ron COLE.

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish church register dates from 1696.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a 1641/2 Protestation Return for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • In early 1900 Directories, the parish is listed as in the East Walshcroft rural deanery.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here, erected in 1837. 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 Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In 1890, 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 village and parish lie in the Wolds of Lincolnshire, about 6 miles east of Caistor and 9 miles south-west of Grimsby. The parish covers about 1,400 acres.

The Waithe Beck passes through the village. If you are planning a visit:

  • Check the Carlberry Co. for their Dent Coaches of North Kelsey bus or coach schedule.
  • Consider a stay at the Old Farm House, Low Road, Hatcliffe, DN37 0SH, Lincs., tele: 01472 824-455.
  • Take a Walking Tour of the countryside.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Hatcliffe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Hatcliffe 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 TA213007 (Lat/Lon: 53.489037, -0.173238), Hatcliffe which are provided by:

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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.
  • The residents of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and instead they discuss civic and political issues at periodic Parish Meetings. Stop by the Village Hall and ask for a schedule for the next meeting.
  • In early 1900 Directories, the parish is listed as in the North Lindsey division of the county.
  • District governance is provided by the North-East Lincolnshire Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 88
1831 96
1851 147
1871 181
1881 171
1891 180
1911 151
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Schools

  • A Public Elementary School was built by the Wesleyans in 1855 to hold up to 80 children.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.