Little Coates





  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In 1890, the parish was allocated to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby 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 / 631
1861 R.G. 9 / 2391
1871 R.G. 10 / 3416
1891 R.G. 12 / 2620

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael.
  • The church is built of grey stone.
  • The church was renovated in 1903.
  • The church seats only 70.
  • There is a photograph of St. Michael's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • John BLAKESTON has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2011.
  • Here is a photo of St. Michael's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1726.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In 1890, the parish was allocated to the Grimsby sub-district of the new Grimsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish are wedged between Great Coates, Grimsby and the North Sea. The parish covers about 1,070 acres.

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Historical Geography

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



  • In the early 1900s, the parish was home of the Peter DIXON and Son Paper Company in the West Marsh area.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA246086 (Lat/Lon: 53.559634, -0.12042), Little Coates which are provided by:


Military Records

John Readman provides the following, taken from the Roll of Honour at St. Michael's church. It's for the Great War 1914-1919. It lists all the people from the village who went to war and names those who were killed:

  • ALLTOFT, John Holtby, Sergt, R.F.A, Aug. 5th 1917.
  • ALTOFT, Arthur E, R.N.R.T.
  • BARKWORTH, Sydney, Lieut, MM, MC, London Territorials
  • BARNARD, Edward, 1st Norfolk Regt. R.I.P.
  • BARRETT, W. 1st Lincs. Regt.
  • BARRON, Ernest, R.N.A.S
  • BARROTT, John, Lincs. Regt. R.I.P.
  • BASS, Harry, 1st Suffolk Regt.
  • BASS, G. R.G.A.
  • BELL, Frank, 10th Lincs Regt.
  • BELL, George F., R.F.A.
  • BETMEAD, Daniel C. E, R.N.R.T.
  • BETMEAD, James W.A., R.N.R.T
  • BLAND, Robert, Sergt., West Yorks Regt., July 1st 1916
  • BLOOMFIELD, Frank, 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • BLOOMFIELD, George, 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • BLOOMFIELD, W. 5th Lincs. Regt. Apl 16th 1916
  • BLOOMFIELD, J. 43rd Labour Coy.
  • BOURNE, F. H.M.S. Seagull
  • BRAINSBY, Sydney, M. M. G. Section
  • BRANSON, W. 51st Batt. Leics. Regt.
  • BROWN Alex. S. R.N.R.T. May 1st 1918.
  • BROWN, George Henry, Petty Officer, R.N.
  • BROWN, W., R.N.R.T.
  • BROWN, W., R.N.R.
  • BROWNING, Robert, R.A.F.
  • BRYAN, Ernest, Lincs. Regt.
  • BULLOCK, E.C., Sergt., M.M., R.F.A.
  • BURKITT, S., 1st Lincs. Regt.
  • BURKITT, W., 11th Lincs. Regt., April 10th 1917
  • BURKITT, W., 4th Lincs. Regt.
  • BURMAN, Charles Henry, 6th South Staffs. Regt.; March 21st 1918
  • BURRAS, Wilfrid, Lincs. Regt.
  • BUSHELL, Alfred, 5th Lincs. Regt. R.I.P.
  • BUSHELL, Lewis, R.N.R.
  • BUSHELL, Leonard, 5th Lincs. Regt., R.I.P.
  • BYGOTT, Alfred H., 6th Lincs Regt., July 2nd 1916
  • BYGOTT, Arthur H., 8th Lincs. Regt.
  • BYGOTT, E.F., R.F.A.
  • CALLENDER, William John, R.N.R. (Skipper)
  • CALLIN, R. Wilfred, Army Chaplain
  • CHAPMAN, Harold, 11th East Yorks.
  • CHAPMAN, J.J., 2nd Durham L.I.
  • CHARLESWORTH, W. Sergt. R.F.A.
  • CHILDS, H. T. Jack, Rifle Brigade
  • COOK W.., 5th F.A.V.C.
  • COULDSTONE, Charles Edward, 5th Lincs. Regt.; Aug. 22nd 1916
  • COULDSTONE. Francis Thos., R.F.A.
  • COWL, Harry, R.F.A.
  • CRANCHER, R.A., R.N.
  • CUTSFORTH, A., Motor Transport
  • CUTSFORTH, E.D., Sergt, R.A.S.C.
  • CUTSFORTH, J.T., East Yorks.Regt.
  • CUTSFORTH, J.T., 10th Lincs.
  • CUTSWORTH, R.A., 14th Kings Hussars
  • DANBY, Ralph, R.N.R.
  • DAVEY, George Henry, R.A.M.C.
  • DAVIS, Bert M'Clure, R.N.R.
  • DEAKINS, Edward, 7th Lincs. Regt.
  • DENNIS, J.R., Highland Light Infranty.
  • DENNIS, Thomas, 10th Lincs. Regt.
  • DIXON, Oscar, Captain, 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • D'ORSEY, Benjamin, Skipper, R.N.R.
  • DOWSE, William, Chief Engineer, R.N.R.
  • DRINKELL, G.S., L/Cpl. 9th Royal Scots attached 5th Gordons
  • DRINKELL, T.H., 9th West Yorks
  • DRINKELL, T., R.F.A.
  • DUKES, Henry Thomas, Chief Engineer, R.N.R.
  • DUKES, Henry Thomas, Jnr., R.N.R.
  • EDMONDSTON, James Scott, Lieut., Royal Warwick Regt.
  • EGLETON, William Alsford, Rifle Brigade, R.I.P.
  • ELLIS, Henry, 3rd Lincs. Regt., March 25th 1918
  • EVERLEY, William Edward, 1st Lincs. Regt.
  • FANTHORPE, Benjamin, 5th Lincs. Regt., April 17th 1917
  • FANTHORPE, Joseph, R.N.R.
  • FANTHORPE, John W., 5th Lincs. Regt, Aug. 9th 1915
  • FANTHORPE, Tom, 6th Lincs. Regt.
  • FRISKNEY, Hector, 5th Lincs Regt., R.I.P.
  • GARNER, Harry, R.I.P.
  • GIBBONS, Albert, 6th Lincs. Regt.
  • GIRLING, J. T., 5th Linc. Regt.
  • GRANTHAM, Hewson, 2nd Durham Light Infantry, ; Sept. 16th, 1917
  • HAAGENSON, O., Lincs. Regt.
  • HAMILTON, E., R.N.
  • HARGITT, Harold, R.N.R.
  • HARMSTON, John William, 21st Mid. Rifle Brigade.
  • HARMSTON, William, 1st Air Mechanic, Royal Flying Corps.; Aug 21st. 1916
  • HARRISON, Frank, 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • HARRISON, Herbert, 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • HARVEY, George, 7th Lincs. Regt.
  • HARVEY, Harry, Sergt., R.F.A.
  • HEWSON Charles J., 1st Gloucester Regt.; Sept. 15th ,1918.
  • HEWSON, Percy G., 5th Lincs Regt.; June 16th, 1920
  • HILL, F. C. , Lance-Cpl., 1st Lincs. Regt. ; March 25th, 1918.
  • HODSON, Charles, R.A.M.C.
  • HOPKINS, Benjamin, 10th Gordon Highlands. R.I.P.
  • HOPKINS, R., R.N.
  • HOPKINS, W., 3rd Lincs. Regt.
  • HORNSHAW, James, Senr., Royal Navy & 5th Lincs. Regt. R.I.P.
  • HORNSHAW, James, Junr., 5th Lincs. Regt. R.I.P.
  • HORTON, Walter, 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • HORWELL, John, 2nd 1st Royal East Kent Regt.
  • HOSKEN, H., 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • HOUGH, James, 51st Liecester Regt.
  • HOWELL, John, 2nd 1st R.E., K.M.R.
  • HOWSAM F., 8th Lincs Regt. ; Oct. 11th, 1917.
  • HYDE, James, Sergt., 10th Lincs. Regt.
  • HYDE, Percy, Lance-Cpl., 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • JACKSON, John, M.G.C.
  • JAMES, Edward, R.A.S.C.
  • JENNINGS, Charles.
  • JENNINGS, Frank, Corporal, M.G.C. and R.N.V.R.
  • JENNINGS, Hector A., R.N.R.T.
  • JENNINGS, Tom, Corporal, 1st Lincs. Regt.; June 16th, 1918
  • JESNEY, G. F., 4TH Lincs. Regt. ; 1917.
  • JOHNSON, Richard Clark, R.A.S.C.
  • JOHNSON, Arthur, Sergt., 16th K.R.R.C.
  • JOHNSON, G. E., Rifle Brigade.
  • JOHNSON, Frederick T., I.W.T., R.E.
  • JONES, Henry, 6th Lincs. Regt.
  • JONES, J. E., 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • JONES, Peter, R.F.A.
  • JONES, Wilfred, 15th Durhams.
  • KELK, John, R.F.A.
  • KENDALL, Arthur, R.A.M.C.
  • KENNEY, J. A., Lance-Cpl., Durham Light Infantry ; March 26, 1918.
  • KNOT, Thomas William, 10th Lincs. Regt. R.I.P.
  • LAZELL, Henry, R.N.R.
  • LAZELL, Richard, R.N.R.
  • LEEMAN, Benjamin, M.M., Sherwood Foresters. R.I.P.
  • LITTLE, Thomas, Lincs. Regt. R.I.P.
  • MACKINTOSH, H., Stoke P.O., R.N.
  • MALKINSON, Charles Herbert, D.C.M., 2nd Lieut., 6th Lincs.
  • MALKINSON, Joseph, Northants Regt.; Sept. 27th 1918.
  • MARSHALL, Charles Henry, R.I.P
  • MARSHALL, Joseph. 2nd Lincs. Regt. R.I.P
  • MARSHALl, Thomas Henry, 10th Lincs. Regt. R.I.P
  • MARTIN, E. J., 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • MASTERMAN, H. S., 8th Lincs. Regt.
  • MATHERS, John, Lincs. Regt.
  • MORAN, Fred. R.N.R.T.
  • MORAN, J. Thomas, R.N.R.T.
  • MORRIS, Albert, 6th Northants Regt.
  • MORRIS, Ernest, 9th South Lancs. Regt.
  • MORRIS, Harold, R.F.A. ; Oct. 13th, 1917.
  • NALDER, Tom, R.N.
  • NEAL, Harry, R.F.C.
  • NEWTON, Arthur Cyril. K.O.Y.L.I.
  • NEWTON, Frederick Sydney, R.N.R.
  • NEWTON, Fred W., R.N.R.
  • NEWTON, John Thomas, R.I.P.
  • NEWTON, J. C., Sergt., Lincs. Regt.
  • OLLEY, Stephen, Corporal, 11th Lincs. Regt.
  • PEARCE, Edward, Welsh Regt. R.I.P.
  • PEARCE, Edward, R.I.P.
  • PEARCE, John, 1st Lincs. Regt.; Nov. 1914 R.I.P.
  • PETERSON, Joseph William, R.N.R.; Dec. 25th, 1915.
  • PETZEL, Ernest, 2nd Lincs. Regt.
  • PETZEL, George, 5th Lincs. Regt., R.I.P.
  • PETZEL, John, 15th Durham L.I.
  • POOLE, George, Lance-Cpl., 5th Lincs. Regt.; March 26th 1919.
  • POOLE, Lewis L., H.M.T. "Lloyd George", Jan. 7th 1917.
  • PRATT. J. W., Chief Engineer, R.N.R.
  • PRATT, G. H.. West Yorks. Regt.
  • RANDALL, J., 1st East Yorks. Regt
  • RAYNOR, Harry, 21st Hussars
  • REVELL, Alfred, H.M.T. "Barbados"
  • REVELL, H. Royal Engineers
  • REVELL, S., Sergt., R.F.A.
  • RICHMOND, A. P., Loyal North Lancs, Regt.
  • RILEY, Edward, Lincs. Regt. R.I.P.
  • RILEY, J. W., R.F.A.
  • ROBERT, Alfred, R.N.R.T.
  • ROBINSON, Fred, 5th Lincs. Regt., Oct. 13th, 1915.
  • ROBINSON, George. R.N.R.T.
  • ROBINSON, Thomas, 2nd Engineer, R.N.R.T.
  • ROBINSON, William, 5th Lincs. Regt.; July 1st, 1916.
  • ROBINSON, Wm., 2nd Lincs. Regt.
  • ROBINSON, W. E., M.M., 5th Lincs. Regt.
  • ROWLEY, J. A. H., 4th Lincs. Regt.; Aug. 6th, 1918.
  • ROWLEY. G. A., 3rd Lincs. Regt.
  • RUSSELL, Robert H., Lance-Cpl., 26th Royal Fusiliers.
  • SHAW, Charles, W.O., R.N.R.
  • SHAW, Harry M., 4th Highland Light Infantry
  • SHAW, William, R.N.R.
  • SIDEBOTTOM, Arthur, R.N.
  • SIDEBOTTOM, Wm., M.M., R.F.A. ; March 26th, 1918
  • SISONS, L., Cprporal, West Yorks.
  • SHIRTCLIFFE, Frank, R.N.R. R.I.P.
  • SMART, F., R.F.A.
  • SMART, David, Labour Corps.
  • SMART, Kenneth, Lincs. Regt.
  • SMITH, Sidney, R.A.S.C.
  • SMITH, S., R.A.S.C.
  • SMITH, W., R.G.A.
  • STEVENS, Ernest, Chief Engineer, R.N.R.
  • TAYLOR, B. R.A.F.
  • TAYOR, Joseph, 8th Lincs. Regt. ; R.I.P.
  • THOMPSON, James William, 7th West Yorks. Regt.
  • THOMPSON, Jackson, R.F.A.
  • THOMPSON, Joseph, 2nd. Lincs. Regt. ; R.I.P.
  • THURGOOD, J. W., R.F.A.
  • TURNER, Samuel Alfred, Sanitary Corps, ; R.I.P.
  • WALTON, Arthur, 1st Air Mechanic, R.A.F.
  • WALTON, Arthur, A.A.P., R.F.C.
  • WALTON, Fred, R.F.A.
  • WARNER, Walter, Sergt., 1st Lincs. Regt.
  • WELLS, H. F., Royal Engineers.
  • WELLS, J. W., R.F.A.
  • WESTCOTT, William. R.N.R. ; R.I.P.
  • WHITE, Arthur L., R.N.R.T.
  • WHITELAM, H., M.M., R.F.A.
  • WHITLEY, T., R.N.R.T.
  • WILES, John, Lincs. Regt.
  • WILLIAMS, John, R.A.S.C., M.T.
  • WILSON, Aaron, M.M., 7th Lincs. Regt.
  • WINKS, Frederick, 6th Lincs. Regt., ; R.I.P.
  • WOOD, Cyril, R.A.F.
  • WOOD, Herbert, 4th Army Infantry.
  • WOOD, Herbert, 8th Lincs. Regt. ; Nov. 25th, 1916.
  • WOOD, William, Notts and Derby.
  • WOODCRAFT, Albert, R.F.A. ; R.I.P.
  • WRESSELL, James, Royal Highland Light Infantry
  • WRIGHT, Jack. 6th Lincs. Regt.
  • WROOT, Herbert, 4th Army I.S.S.
  • WYNN, Frank, Lincs. Regt.

Names, Geographical

  • "Coats" or "Cotes" is an ancient word for cottages.

Politics and 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 ancient Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the Central Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was within the parliamentary borough of Great Grimsby.
  • In April, 1923, this Civil Parish was abolished and most of the land amalgamated into Grimsby Civil Parish.
  • District governance is provided by the North-East Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 52
1831 49
1851 42
1871 66
1881 60
1891 55
1901 83