• The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle 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
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3379
1881 R.G. 11 / 3247
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Stephen.
  • The current church was built in 1870 of red brick.
  • The old church at Hatton was demolished in 1870, and there is a picture of the old church building inside the present one.
  • The church seats 150.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Stephen's Church on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Stephen's Church, taken by (and copyright of) Ron COLE.



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from the year 1552.
  • There are also register entries for this parish in Baumber for 1695-1799.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Hatton is both a village and a parish in the Wolds, six miles north-west of Horncastle and about two and half miles west of Wragby. Panton parish lies to the north and Minting to the south. The parish covers about 1,800 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The National Transmission System has one of its twenty six compressor stations just off the A158 west of the village at Hatton Bridge driven by three gas turbines.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Hatton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • The New Midge Inn, south of the village on the A158, was a great place to exchange gossip and catch up on the latest news. It is now closed. The web page author has a report that it has been sold recently.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the New Midge Inn on Geo-graph, taken in 2007.
  • These are the names associated with the New Midge (Often listed as just the "Midge Inn") in various directories):
Year Person
1842 Thomas HATTER, vict.
1861 Richardson MARSHALL
1868 John WINN, brewer
1872 -- not listed --
1882 William CONEY
1885 Walker BOULTON
1900 Walter BOULTON, carrier
1913 Frank HOULDEN
1930 Geo. HARRISON

William CONEY, listed above, was born in Benniworth, LIN, circa 1824. He was married to Charlotte.



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF178768 (Lat/Lon: 53.27553, -0.235262), Hatton which are provided by:


Military Records

For a photograph of the Hatton War Memorial plaque and a list of the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

The village was fortunate to have lost only one person in each war.


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

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 104
1811 133
1821 165
1831 165
1841 203
1851 197
1871 207
1881 178
1891 157
1901 156
1911 166
1921 144
1931 130


  • A "mixed" Public Elementary School was built here prior to 1900.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.