• The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 638
1861R.G. 9 / 2395
1871R.G. 10 / 3425
1891R.G. 12 / 2624

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church dates back to the reign of King Stephen. It houses several Roman swords and artifacts which have been found in the parish.
  • The north aisle of the church appears to have been removed in the 14th century.
  • The church seats 80 people.
  • The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in October, 1980.
  • A photograph of St. Peter's Church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.
  • Ian PATERSON has a photograph of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2008.
  • Here is a photo of St. Peter's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1765 for baptisms and burials, from 1776 for marriages.
  • We have the beginning of a Parish Register Extract in a text file for your use. Your corrections and additions are welcomed.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • In Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire, the parish was listed as part of the Walshcroft rural deanery.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel built in the hamlet of Bishop Bridge. 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 Market Rasen 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

Kingerby is a small parish and village about 5 miles north-west of Market Rasen and due north of West Rasen. At the west end of the parish is a chalybeate spring or spa. The hamlet of Bishop Bridge is 1.5 miles south-west of Kingerby village and is part of the parish. The parish covers about 1,450 acres.

The village sits along a small rivulet that feeds into the River Ancholme. The village has, for all appearances, largely disappeared. If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of Kingerby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Kingerby House stood on an artifical mound with a double moat, supposedly a former Roman Encampment site or a seat of the Knights Templar. The manor house was rebuilt in 1812. The house was a noted hiding place for Romanist (Catholic) priests and laymen.
  • Kingerby House was unoccupied in 1900.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF054928 (Lat/Lon: 53.421477, -0.415419), Kingerby which are provided by:


Military History

  • On 12-October-1941, a Blenheim IV bomber hit a tree in Kingerby and all three of the crew were killed.

Names, Geographical

  • In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Kinnarby.

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 North division of the ancient Walshcroft Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey in the 19th century.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the East Lindsey division of the county.
  • In April, 1936, the Civil Parish of Kingerby was abolished and amalgamated into a new parish called Kirkby cum Osgodby Civil Parish.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard on the 1st Tuesday each month at the Market Rasen petty session hearings.
  • In 1676, Thomas BELL, apothecary of London, founded an alsmhouse here for six poor people of Kingerby, Osgodby and Claxby.
  • Chris provides a photograph of Bell's almhouses on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2014.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.




  • The parish was included in the Kirkby-cum-Osgodby United School District, formed in October, 1876.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.