Holton le Moor



  • The parish was in the Caistor sub-district of the Caistor 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 / 630
1861 R.G. 9 / 2392
1871 R.G. 10 / 3421
1891 R.G. 12 / 2621
1901 R.G. 13 / 3098

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Luke.
  • The church has both Saxon and early Norman remnants in the structure.
  • The church was considered "decayed" in 1842. At that time, devine service was only performed once a fortnight.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1854 in the Gothic style with a turret.
  • The church chancel and nave was added in 1926.
  • The church seats 140.
  • There is a photograph of St. Luke's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of St. Luke's church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2004.
  • Here is a photo of St. Luke's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1813.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

This village and parish is 3 miles southwest of Caistor, 9.5 miles southeast of Brigg and 150 miles north of London. The parish covers 1,892 acres. Nettleton Wood stands to the north.

The village is small and relatiely unchanged in the last 200 years. If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of Holton le Moor which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Archaeological evidence suggests Stone Age settlers inhabited the parish.
  • Up until about 1840, the greater part of this parish was a rabbit warren. Durring the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the DIXON family converted the tiny village into a planned estate village with new farm buildings, a school and the village hall.


  • Holton Hall was built in 1785 for the DIXON family.
  • Holton Park was the residence of Mr. Thomas John DIXON in 1842.
  • Holton Park was the residence of Mrs. Jameson DIXON in 1900.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF082969 (Lat/Lon: 53.457748, -0.371896), Holton le Moor which are provided by:


Military History

  • There is a cross in the churchyard in memory of the men of the village who died in World War I.
  • Kate NICOL has a photograph of the War Memorial cross on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2010.
  • The military set up an "Aspirin" transmitter here in World War II. This transmitter would interrupt or interfere with the German Luftwaffe's Knickebein signal which was used to direct bombers to their targets.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Holton-le-Moor War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.


Politics & Government

  • For centuries, this parish was only a parochial chapelry. In December, 1866, it was established as a Civil Parish.
  • The parish was in the North division of the ancient Walshcroft Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Enclosure of the Common Land began here in the early 17th century.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Caistor petty session hearings held on the fourth Wednesday of each month and nearly every Saturday.
  • The parish almshouses were built in 1910 thanks to a bequest from Mrs. Jameson DIXON.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Almshouses on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.


Year Inhabitants
1801 92
1831 150
1861 180
1871 195
1881 178
1891 167
1901 163
1911 175
1921 218
1931 192


  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1858 to hold 60 students. It was replaced with a new school in 1913.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the school facade on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.