• 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.
1841 H.O. 107 / 638
1861 R.G. 9 / 2395
1871 R.G. 10 / 3425
1891 R.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.


Year Inhabitants
1801 30
1831 95
1841 106
1871 112
1881 100
1891 76
1901 65
1911 65


  • 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.