• The parish was in the Tetney sub-district of the Louth 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 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2387
1871 R.G. 10 / 3410
1881 R.G. 11 / 3266
1891 R.G. 12 / 2611

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary.
  • The church was unroofed by a gale in 1858. This caused extensive repairs to be made, with the effort completed in 1860.
  • The church seats 220.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of St. Mary's church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1601.
  • We have the beginnings of a Parish Register Extract text file to which your additions and corrections would be welcomed.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Primitive, Free and Wesleyan Methodists each had a small chapel here. 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 Tetney sub-district of the Louth 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 in the north-east of Lincolnshire, 146 miles north of London and only 6 miles north of Louth. The parish covers about 2,000 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A16 between Grimsby and Louth. Ludborough is about midway between the two towns.
  • Pasenger rail service to the village ceased in the mid-1900s, but you should be able to find bus service from Louth or Grimsby.
  • Tourists (and locals) love to ride the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway which starts in Ludborough.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Ludborough which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • This village was once a Roman settlement.
  • John BEAL has a photograph of the Livesey Arms Public House on Geo-graph, taken in 2007.
  • These are the names associated with the Livesey Arms Public House in various directories:
Year Person
1861 John LUCAS, farmer
1868 Thos. MARSHALL, farmer
1872 Thomas MARSHALL, farmer
1882 Hy. WHITWORTH, farmer
1900 Charles HEWSON
1913 Charles Clark HEWSON
1930 Benj, Alfd. MUMBY

Henry WHITWORTH, above, was born in Authorpe, LIN, circa 1828. His wife Lucy was from Maltby le Marsh.



  • The Manor House is listed as "very ancient", but was modernised around 1870.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF295954 (Lat/Lon: 53.43981, -0.051756), Ludborough which are provided by:


Politics and Government

  • The parish was in the ancient Ludborough Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • You may contact the local Lucborough Parish Council regarding civic or poolitical matters, but they are neither funded nor staffed to help you with family history searches.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 254
1811 234
1831 322
1841 321
1871 378
1881 347
1891 284
1901 239
1911 233


  • The school here was endowed with £7 from the lord of the manor, but it has not been paid since 1780.
  • A Church School was built in 1863, supported by subscription and the scholars' weekly pence.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.