• The parish was in the Burgh sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • We have an extract of a small portion of the 1901 surname index which you are welcome to review or add to.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 638
1851H.O. 107 / 2110
1861R.G. 9 / 2376
1871R.G. 10 / 3394
1891R.G. 12 / 2604
1901R.G. 13 / 3077

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
  • The original date of construction is circa 1180.
  • The tower was added in the 14th century.
  • The church chancel was taken down about 1706 because it had deteriorated.
  • The church was restored in 1858 and again in 1898.
  • The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Peter & St. Paul's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2009.

Church Records

  • Anglican parish registers date from 1561.
  • The Bishop's Transcripts of those registers dates from 1562 through 1839. Both can be ordered from the Family History Library on microfilm.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Calcewaith and Candleshoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel built here in 1836. For information and assistance in researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Ingoldmells (sometimes "Ingoldmels") is both a village and a parish that lie on the North Sea about 10 miles south-east of Alford and 4 miles north of Skegness. Winthorpe parish lies to the south and Chapel St. Leonard parish to the north. Ingoldmells Point is the eastern-most point of land in Lincolnshire at high tide.

The village can be reached by taking the A52 trunk road north from Skegness. Today it is a popular summer resort with cabins and caravan parks for tourists and families on holiday. If you are planning a visit:

  • Here you can find Fantasy Island, Britain's first themed indoor resort.
  • Nearby, on Anchor Lane, is Hardy's Animal Farm for the children, open from Easter to October.
  • To see the new village sign, visit Ridgecrest Co.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Ingoldmells which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • In 1900 the parish had a Coast Guard station with Walter MEAD as the lead boatman.
  • David CURRIE has a photograph of the current Coast Guard station on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2006.
  • Bill HENDERSON has a photograph of the Three Tuns Public House on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2013.
  • These are the names associated with the Three Tuns in various directories:
1842John SOWDEN
1868Michael WHILEY
1872-- not listed --
1882Joseph DAVISON, victualler
1900Mrs. Susannah HARDY
1913John TAYLOR
1930John TAYLOR


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF561688 (Lat/Lon: 53.193436, 0.334568), Ingoldmells which are provided by:


Military History

  • RAF Ingoldmells was a Chain Home Low station during World War II. This station, along with others, served as an early warning radar of Luftwaffe raids on the Midlands.
  • The War Memorial Cross in the churchyard on High Street dates from 1600 and was updated in 1919. It is a Grade II listed item with British Heritage.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Churchyard Cross on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2009.

Names, Geographical

  • The name Ingoldmells is from the Old Scandinavian Ingjaldr+melr, or "sandbanks of Ingjaldr". It appears, perhaps incorrectly, in the 1086 Domesday Book as in Guldelsmere, and in the 12th century as Ingoldesmeles.
      A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • The locals pronounce the name as "Ing-a-mells".

Politics & 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 Marsh division of the Candleshoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district and parts of Lindsey.
  • On March 24, 1888, a detached part of Ingoldmells was added to Addlethorpe parish, and part of that parish transferred to Ingoldmells.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other Monday.
  • After the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.




  • A Board School (formerly National) was built in 1825 and enlarged in 1865.
  • A School Board was formed on 10 March, 1876, for the united district of Addlethorpe and Ingoldmells. They took over the school listed above.
  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1909 to hold 74 children.
  • The current Ingoldmells Primary School is on Simpsons Court, Ingoldmells, Skegness, Lincs, PE25 1PS, UNITED KINGDOM, tele: 01754 72989.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.