• The parish was in the Barton sub-district of the Glanford Brigg 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 / 637
1861 R.G. 9 / 2404
1871 R.G. 10 / 3438
1891 R.G. 12 / 2629

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Maurice.
  • The church is built of brick and stone.
  • The church interior was partially restored in 1868 and the exterior in 1895.
  • The church seats 190.
  • There is a photograph of St. Maurice Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Maurice's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1556.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists and the Primitive Methodists both built chapels here prior to 1900. 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 Barton sub-district of the Glanford Brigg 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 are 4 miles south-west of Barton-on-Humber and 9 miles north of Glanford Brigg. The parish covers just over 2,000 acres. The parish is bounded on the west by the River Ancholme and to the south by Saxby All Saints parish.

The village sits along both sides of the B1204 arterial road and less than a mile east of the River Ancholme. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B1204 arterial road south from South Ferriby.
  • The road leading from Horkstow to the top of the Wold was/is called Piggery Hill by the locals as there were fields which were penned off into smaller enclosures, each with it's own hut for the pigs kept there. [Kevin R. SHUCKSMITH]
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Horkstow which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Roman pavement and Roman coins have been found in the parish.
  • A suspension bridge was built from this parish over the River Ancholme in 1844.


  • Horkstow Hall was the residence of Calthrop Johnstone CALTHROP in 1900.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of Horkstow Hall on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2006.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE986186 (Lat/Lon: 53.654965, -0.510006), Horkstow which are provided by:


Military History

  • The Horkstow War Memorial was dedicated in 1920.
  • The Horkstow Roll of Honour is a brass plaque mounted in the church. The photo is by David WRIGHT

Military Records

There are four sons of Horkstow listed on the War Memorial Plaque. Note: None of these men were found in the Commonwealth War Grave database, but deaths under the same names were found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:

  1. Frederick CARLISLE, private, Lincs. Regt., age 22. Died 13 July 1917, Belgium.
  2. Sidney CROWSON, private, 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, age 29. Death not found.
  3. Jack DAVY, private, 2nd Linc. Regt, age 17. Died 9 May 1915, Belgium.
  4. George William NAYLOR, 15th Durham Light Inf., age 49. Died 7 Apr. 1918, France.

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 North division of the ancient Yarborough Wapentake in the Glanford district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the North Lindsey division of the county.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Lincolnshire Council website.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 141
1821 200
1831 240
1841 228
1851 251
1871 250
1881 274
1891 243
1901 193
1911 207


  • A National School was built here in 1858 to hold 60 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.