Archives & Libraries

The Library at Boston will prove useful in your research.



Neil THEASBY has a photograph of two graves bonding on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2020.



  • The parish was in the Benington sub-district of the Boston Registration District.
  • For the 1901 census, we have a small 1901 Census Surname Extract page. Your additions are welcome.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 609
1851 H.O. 107 / 2098
1861 R.G. 9 / 2332 - 2334
1871 R.G. 10 / 3336 - 3338
1891 R.G. 12 / 2571
1901 R.G. 13 / 3042

Church History

  • There was a Christian church here at the time of the Norman Conquest.
  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Helena (or St. Helen).
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1892.
  • The church seats 360 people.
  • The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. Helena Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2003.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.
  • Here is a photo of St. Helen's church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1562.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has transcribed the burial registers for this parish for 1813 - 1900.
  • The LFHS has published several indexes for the Holland East Deanery to make your search easier.
  • A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1858, followed by one built at Outgate in 1866. 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 Benington 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

Leverton parish is just south of Old Leake and 6 miles north-east of Boston. The parish boundaries extend to The Wash. Benington parish is to the south. Leverton parish covers over 3,100 acres and includes the hamlets of Lucasgate and Outgate.

The village lies inland, about a mile and a half from the North Sea. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A52 north-east out of Boston. It passes through Leverton village.
  • Keith EVANS has a photograph of an Old Milepost on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2011.
  • See our Touring page for additional resources.
You can see pictures of Leverton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Leverton 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 TF399475 (Lat/Lon: 53.006542, 0.083556), Leverton which are provided by:


Military History

  • J. HANNAN-BRIGGS has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2012.
  • Richard CROFT also has a photograph of the Leverton War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007.

Military Records

Jenny FRIPP provides this list of names from the war memorial.


Who served in the Empire's forces on land or sea in the Great European War, August 4th, 1914 to July 5th, 1919

Killed in Action, Died of Wounds or Sickness, or Missing (Some names have been fully rendered):

Bertie Brown Percy Day Philip Parker, pte. 7th Lincs Regt.
Thomas Chapman Edley Frank Ellis, pte. 2/4 Lincs Regt. George Saul, lcpl. 10th Lincs Regt.
George Edward Chambers, pte. 4th West Riding Regt. Herbert Faulkner, pte. 8th North Staff. Regt. Fred Upsall (missing)
John William Chambers, pte. 1st Lincs Regt. Raymond Harris Alfred Ernest Walter Upsall, pte. MGC
Fred Collins William Hill Charles W. West, pte. 8th North Staff. regt.
John W Dawson Charles Melton William Williams
  Wounded or Gassed:  
Edward Atkins Fred Fixter Thomas Preston
Oswald L Atkins Walter Gosling Charles R. Sharp
Frank Bonsor John Groom Alfred C. Upsall
John Th. Brown Reginald Harris Jack Upsall
Edward Dawson John Ingamells James W. West
    Joseph Wright
  Prisoners of War:  
F H C Armstrong Fred Ingamells Robert Scott
Fred Bonsor Harold Ingamells George Scott
Walter Clare Alfred Johnson Thomas Scott
Arthur Cook Henry Lakin Frank Sharp
Christopher Cook William Lakin William Sharp
Edward Dawson A. Wilson Leary W. Tyler
Sydney Dawson Frank Marshall Edwin Williams
Andrew Dickenson James Marshall Arthur E. Woods
Charles Dickenson Sydney Marshall Fred Woodward
Thomas Dickenson Leonard Norwood John Wright
William Everard Thomas Parker William Wright
Joseph Hall Arthur Pickwell  
Alfred Harwood Sydney Pickwell  

Names, Geographical

  • Locals pronounce the name as "Lever'n". [Simon MEEDS, 2001]

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Skirbeck Wapentake in the parts of Holland.
  • You may contact the local Leverton Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to help you with family history searches.
  • For today's district governance, visit the local Boston Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Kirton and Skirbeck petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Boston Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 339
1831 631
1841 687
1851 790
1871 728
1881 593
1891 583
1901 544
1911 559
1971 639


  • A National School was built here in 1873. The school could hold 100 children, but 1900 attendance was 65.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.