• The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle 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
1861 R.G. 9 / 2371 & 2375
1871 R.G. 10 / 3383
1891 R.G. 12 / 2599

Church History

  • The Church of St. Peter is a small structure of Norman origin, having seats for 80 worshipers. Inside is a brass plate from circa 1600.
  • The parish church is medieval and is described in Pevsner's, "The Buildings of England - Lincolnshire."
  • The Church was restored in 1892.
  • Here is a photo of St. Peter's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The parish register dates fromn 1691.
  • The Lincolnshire Archives has the parish register baptisms 1690-1812, marriages 1691-1836, and burials1691-1812 on deposit. The Bishop's Transcripts there begin in 1562 but there will be many gaps.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists 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 Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Lusby is both a village and a parish in the Wold hills, 4.5 miles west of Spilsby and 6 miles east of Horncastle. Hagworthingham parish lies to the north and Asgarby parish to the south. The parish covered about 760 acres in 1842, increasing to 1,075 (including a Fen allotment of 212 acres) by 1872. In 1900, the parish covered about 880 acres. The parish has been a predominatly agricultural settlement over the centuries.

Lusby village is on a road that runs from Hagworthingham south to East Kirkby. If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the B1195 road between Horncastle and Spilsby. The village is one mile south of Hagworthingham.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Lusby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • The parish is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book and is recorded as having a church, a priest and a mill as well as outlying land (berewic) in Hagworthingham, a larger village nearby.

Land and Property

  • In 1842, the principal landowner was Mrs. Sarah BRACKENBURY, lady of the manor.
  • In 1882, the principal landowners were the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.


  • Lusby Manor is mentioned in early 20th century directories, but no details are provided.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF339678 (Lat/Lon: 53.190762, 0.002489), Lusby which are provided by:


Military Records

David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of the War Memorial to the ELSEY family on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2004.


Names, Geographical

  • The name comes from the Old Scandinavian Lutr+by for "village of Lutr" and appeared in the 1086 Domesday Book as Luzeby.
    [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].

Names, Personal

  • White's 1842 Directory lists the following people in the parish: Richd. CLARK, Jervis GOODWIN, Samuel JOLL, Joseph LILL, John MATTHEWS, Wm. NICHOLSON and Robert ROBINSON.
  • White's 1872 Directory lists the following people in the parish: Robert BELL, Henry BRUMLEY, Jas. BURRELL, Jarvis GOODWIN, Mrs. Mary Ann HARDY, Henry MARCH, Joseph Samuel ROBINSON, Thomas ROBINSON and Robert STONES.
  • White's 1882 Directory lists the following people in the parish: Robert BELL, Rev. Brackenbury Dickson BOGIE, Henry BRUMBY, -- DRACASS, John EVISON, Jarvis GOODWIN, John HOLDCROSS, Henry MARCH, William PALETHORPE, Mrs. Betsy PROCTOR, Alfred ROBINSON, Robert STONES and Richard TOYNO.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory lists the following people in the parish: Salisbury BOND Jnr., Henry BRUMBY, John EVISON, Charles Thomas LETTICE, John PROCTOR and Alfd. ROBINSON.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory lists the following people in the parish: Rev. Clement Hy. W. BELLAIRS, Salisbury BOND Jnr., Henry BRUMBY, Arthur William JOHNSON, Brothers LETTICE, John PROCTOR, Alfred ROBINSON and George WATSON.

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 East division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the Bolingbroke Soke.
  • In December, 1880, this parish was reduced in size by around 180 acres to enlarge Stickford Civil Parishd.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey Govt. Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings.
  • In the early 1800's, the Parishes Houses were a building divided into six tenements, occupied by the poor.
  • In 1842, the parish poor had a yearly rent-charge of 3s. 4d. from a farm in Hagworthingham.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 89
1811 90
1821 126
1831 140
1841 110
1851 109
1871 120
1881 122
1891 83
1911 91


  • The parish school was built here prior to 1872 to serve the needs of both Lusby and Asgarby parish. Some Winceby students attended, too.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.