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Help and advice for Haugh

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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 / 3398
1891 R.G. 12 / 2606


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Haugh area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Leonard.
  • Portions of the church building date back to around 1400.
  • The church was restored in 1873.
  • This small church only seats about 33.
  • Here is a photograph of Saint Leonard's Church and the village supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Saint Leonard's Church

  • Here is a close-up view of the church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Saint Leonard's Church


Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1762.
  • Church services were an ocassional thing by 1841.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Bolingbroke 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

Haugh is both a parish and a small village on the edge of the Wold hills, about 3 miles west of Alford. South Thoresby parish lies to the north and South Ormsby parish lies to the west. The parish covered about 1,370 acres in the early 1800's, but was reduced to 585 acres by 1891.

The village is small. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the old Roman Road west out of Skegness to Ulceby Cross. That road becomes the A16 trunk road, which you will follow through Driby Top. Turn north (right) into South Thoresby, then right again on the narrow county road to Haugh.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.

You can see pictures of Haugh which are provided by:



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

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



  • The manor house was erected in the reign of Henry VII. It was the seat of the HAUGH family, then later the BOLLE family.
  • A portion of the house was in use as a farmhouse in 1900.

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 Marsh division of the ancient Calceworth Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In 1841 the parish consisted of one farm, one church and eight inhabitants. It was termed extra parochial because there could be no meeting of parishioners, no officers, etc.
  • White's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • The parish is governed by a joint Swaby, Haugh and South Thoresby Parish Council. They are NOT funded to provide you with help in family history research.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Alford petty sessional hearings on alternate Tuesdays.
  • After the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 14
1811 8
1831 8
1841 10
1851 13
1871 14
1881 26
1891 33
1901 42
1911 46


  • The children of this parish attended school in South Thoresby parish or at Aby parish.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.