Langrick (Langriville)


Archives & Libraries

The Library at Boston will prove useful in your research.



Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Margaret's churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2005.



  • The parish was in the Sibsey sub-district of the Boston 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 / 639
1871 R.G. 10 / 3339
1881 R.G. 11 / 3216
1891 R.G. 12 / 2572

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church at Langrick was built in 1828.
  • The Anglican parish church at Langrick was not named until April, 1922.
  • The Anglican parish church at Langrick was eventually dedicated to St. Margaret of Scotland.
  • The church is a grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • The church seats 200.
  • A photograph of St. Margaret's church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Margaret's, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1831 for baptisms and burials and from 1837 for marriages.
  • The LFHS has published several indexes for the Holland West Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Langrick is both a parish and a village which lie north-west of Boston. Brothertoft parish lies to the south-west and Thornton le Fen parish to the north-east.

Langrick village is just north-east of the River Witham. If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the B1183 trunk road north out of Boston. Where it meets the B1184, take the B1184 west (left) through Gipsey Bridge to Langrick.
  • Here's a view of the village from the B1184 taken by J. HANNAN-BRIGGS in 2012.
  • Donnylad has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2007.
  • Passenger rail service to the village ceased in 1963.
  • Check our Touring page for additional resources.
You can see pictures of Langrick (Langriville) which are provided by:



"LANGRICK-VILLE, or LANGRIVILLE, a parish in Boston district, Lincoln; on the river Witham, opposite Langrick-Ferry, and at Langrick r. station, 5 miles NW of Boston. Post-town, Boston. Acres, 1,630. Real property, £4,040. Pop., 312. Houses, 48. The land was once fen, but was drained in 1812; and the parish, at first only a chapelry, was then constituted. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £91. Patrons, Trustees. The church is a red brick structure of 1818."

John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales", 1870-72


Historical Geography

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



  • There was a small "temperence" hotel in the parish in the early 1900s, but not much history is available.
  • The Ferry Boat Inn near the old railway line and close to the bridge across the river was a good place to stop on a long trip. The Inn is still operating. These are the names associated with the place in various directories:
Year Person
1842 George MIMMACK, vict.
1872 Thomas GRAY, vict.
1882 William GOODWIN, vict.
1900 Geo. BAXTER
1913 Arthur Ernest THOMPSON
1930 Geo. BAXTER
  • William GOODWIN, above, was born in Boston, LIN, circa 1833. His wife Ann was born in Kirton circa 1835.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Langrick Station Cafe on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2013.
  • "Langrick Bridge" is a well-known landmark that carries the B1192 over the River Witham south of Langrick village. Michael PATTERSON has a photograph of Langrick Bridge on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF272489 (Lat/Lon: 53.022631, -0.105743), Langrick (Langriville) which are provided by:


Military History

  • Richard CROFT provides a photograph of the War Memorial in the churchyard at Geo-graph taken in January, 2008.
  • John EMERSON, who retains the copyright, provides this photograph of the war memorial:

Military Records

John EMERSON, who retains the copyright, provides these photographs of the war memorial plaques:






Politics & Government

  • In 1812, the people in this area were formally incorporated into the township of Langriville (or Langrickville) and were a part of the Soke of Horncastle in the South Lindsey district of the county.
  • In December, 1866, the township was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish by the authorities.
  • The parish was in the ancient Kirton Wapentake in the Borough of Boston in the parts of Holland.
  • In March, 1887, the parish gained part of the Holland Fen that had belonged to Frampton Civil Parish as well as a portion of Wyberton Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1904, the parish gained a portion of Conningsby Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1932, the parish gave up 456 acres to Brothertoft Civil Parish.
  • In April, 1935, the parish gained 7 acres from Frampton Civil Parish and gave up 1 acre to Brothertoft Civil Parish and 67 acres to Kirton Civil Parish.
  • You can contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history searches.
  • For the borough governance, visit the local Boston Borough Council site.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be held in the Horncastle petty session hearings every Saturday.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1802, but at that time there was not a single house in the enclosed area.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Boston Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 0
1821 195
1831 202
1841 221
1851 292
1871 486
1881 505
1891 397
1901 337
1911 398


  • The parish joined the Wildmore Fen School district in 1902.
  • The children of this parish attended school in Thornton-le-Fen.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.