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  • 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.



  • 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 636
1861 R.G. 9 / 2391
1871 R.G. 10 / 3416
1891 R.G. 12 / 2620

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.

Saint Mary's church

Saint Mary's tower

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.

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.

Description and 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:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Hatcliffe to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


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.


Politics and 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.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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


  • 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.