Laughton (Blyton)



  • The parish was part of the Scotter sub-district of the Gainsborough 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
1851 H.O. 107 / 2119
1861 R.G. 9 / 2406
1871 R.G. 10 / 3441 & 3442
1881 R.G. 11 / 3293 & 3298
1891 R.G. 12 / 2632
1901 R.G. 13 / 3109

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church in Laughton village is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was endowed in 1310 by John DALDERBY and presumably built shortly thereafter.
  • The church tower was repaired in 1876.
  • This church was extensively repaired in 1879.
  • The church was re-opened after 1896 restorations by the Bishop of Lincoln.
  • The church seats 200.
  • There is a photograph of All Saints church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints on Geograph, taken in 2006.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the church interior on Geo=graph taken in 2012.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):


  • There was a church at Wildsworth once, dedicated to Saint John the Divine.
  • The church started as a Chapel of Ease, built in 1838.
  • The church was restored in 1896, and again in 1908.
  • The church sat 80 people.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared the church at Wildsworth redundant in June, 1982. Two years later it was demolished and the building site was made part of the churchyard.
  • There is a photograph of Saint John's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site, taken by David NAYLOR.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1566, but is incomplete.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Corringham Deanery to make your search easier.
  • There were also chapels for Wesleyan Methodists and Primitive Methodists in the village. For more on researching these chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • See our Church Records page to see county-wide sources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was part of the Scotter sub-district of the Gainsborough Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Laughton is a village and parish almost due north of Gainsborough. It lies 165 miles north of London. The parish of Scotton lies to the north, with Blyton parish to the south. The parish covers almost 4,600 acres.

The village lies west of the the A159 trunk road as it passes between Scunthorpe and Gainsborough. Wildsworth is a hamlet (and township) in Laughton parish. If you are planning a visit:

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Historical Geography

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



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK848975 (Lat/Lon: 53.467, -0.724583), Laughton (Blyton) which are provided by:


Military History

The parish only recently celbrated its Military History with a War Memorial to airmen who had died in crashes in the parish.


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil parish in December, 1866.
  • Wildsworth was also a township in this parish on the east bank of the River Trent. It split off to become its own Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • The parish was in the ancient Corringham Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law



Year Inhabitants
1801 346
1831 441
1851 508
1861 515
1871 336
1881 295
1891 300
1911 254


  • The Parish School was founded in 1566 by Roger DALLISON (also found as DALYSON).
  • The school was replaced with a new structure in 1821.
  • A new school was erected in 1841 to replace the one above and to hold 50 students. It was then known as the Free Grammar School.
  • A school was erected at Wildworth in 1875 to hold 30 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.