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  • The parish was in the Colsterworth sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • In an 1890 re-organization, the parish was allocated to the new "Grantham South" sub-district of the Grantham 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 / 620
1851 H.O. 107 / 2102
1861 R.G. 9 / 2347
1871 R.G. 10 / 3355
1891 R.G. 12 / 2582

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.
  • The church seats 200.
  • There is a photograph of St. Bartholomew Church on the Wendy PARKINSON web site under her "Still more Lincolnshire churches".
  • J. HANNAH-BRIGSS has a photograph of the "church interior on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2013.
  • Here is a photograph of St. Bartholomew Church (Ron COLE retains the copyright):

St. Bartholomew's church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1566.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Beltisloe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built here 1863.
  • For more on these chapels and their records, check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Colsterworth sub-district of the Grantham Registration District.
  • In an 1890 re-organization, the parish was allocated to the new "Grantham South" sub-district of the Grantham 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 lies 5 miles north of Corby and 8.5 miles south-east of Grantham. The hamlet of Scotland lies in this parish, just west of the village. The parish covers almost 2,400 acres.

If you are planning a visit, see:

  • By automobile, take the B1176 arterial road southeast out of Grantham and turn left (east) at Boothby Pagnall.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.

You can see pictures of Ingoldsby which are provided by:



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Historical Geography

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



  • The parish has an ancient circular encampment, about 500 feet in diameter, which has several barrows. This is called "the Round Hills".

Military Records

There is a single Commonwealth War Grave in the Ingoldsby cemetery for:

  1. William Richard Burt FIELDING, priv., Royal Canadian Infantry, age 28, died 7 July 1944. Son of Edward B. and Edna A. FIELDING of Ingoldsby.

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 Beltisloe Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
  • Just prior to 1842, the parish was taken from the Aswardhurn Wapentake and re-assigned to Beltisloe.
  • You may contact the local Ingoldsby Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to help with family history lookups.
  • For today's district governance, contact the South Kesteven District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spittlegate petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Grantham Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 254
1841 402
1851 407
1861 427
1871 407
1891 361
1911 262


  • A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built here in 1880 to hold up to 105 children.
  • Ingoldsby Primary School has their own web site, but no historical documents are online.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.