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Low Toynton

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  • The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library has census copies for 1841 and 1881.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 647
1851 H.O. 107 / 2108
1871 R.G. 10 / 3383
1891 R.G. 12 / 2599


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Low Toynton area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican Parish Church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1811.
  • It is a small church and only seats 60.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in October, 1973. In 1977 it was sold into private use.
  • The church is now an overgrown ruin, the graveyard is unkept and overgrown as well.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Peter's church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Low Toynton St. Peter parish church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1585.
  • The Society of Genealogists has parish burials from 1813 - 1900.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Low Toynton is both a village and a parish in the Wold hills, one mile north-east of Horncastle. West Ashby and Fulletby parishes lie to the north and High Toynton parish to the south. The parish only covers about 1,000 acres.

Low Toynton village is a small place in the vale of the River Waring, now no more than a collection of cottages. If you are planning a visit:

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Historical Geography

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


Land and Property

  • In 1842, the principal landowner was W. H. L. ROLLESTON, lord of the manor.
  • In 1882, the principal landowner was E. Launcelot ROLLESTON, lord of the manor.

Names, Personal

  • White's 1842 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: BLOODWORTH, SHARP, SPRANGER and WALLER.
  • White's 1872 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: BLOODWORTH, CHAPMAN, HOLDERSHAW, STRAWSON, TURNER and WALLER.
  • White's 1882 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: BLOODWORTH, CHAPMAN, HOULDERSHAW, KEMP, PARISH, SIMONS, STRAWSON, TURNER and WALLER.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: MASON, PARISH, READ, SCHOLEY and TOMBLIN.

Politics and 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 Horncastle Soke in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places this parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 49
1811 98
1821 95
1831 108
1841 62
1851 76
1871 69
1881 53
1891 55
1901 65
1911 75
1991 21


  • The children of this parish attended schools in Horncastle.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.