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Maltby le Marsh

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  • The parish was in the Withern sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library holds copies of the census returns 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 / 640
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2379
1871 R.G. 10 / 3399
1891 R.G. 12 / 2606

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The existing church stands on the site of what was once a much larger church.
  • Portions of this church date from the 12th Century, the tower from the 13th Century (rebuilt in 1700).
  • The church seats about 200.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage as of 1957.
  • The church was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in December, 1994, but no further action has been taken.
  • Sandra BOUDROU reports that the Church of All Saints is still standing, although it is closed up and people go to Beesby (to the south) for services.
  • There is a good photograph of All Saints Church at Geograph along with a map.
  • And Panoramio has a series of photographs for you.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

All Saints Church
  • Here are two photos of All Saints Church, taken by Patricia McCRORY (who retains the copyright):

All Saints front

All Saints back

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1680, but Bishop's transcripts go back to 1561.
  • Parish registers are on file at the Society of Genealogists, covering 1561 - 1837.
  • Parish marriages are recorded in Boyd's Marriage Index covering 1651 - 1750 and Pallot's marriage Index for 1790 - 1837.
  • The London Family History Centre has several parish register resources available for you.
  • The Lincoln shire FHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Calcewaith and Candleshoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Baptist chapel was founded in 1690, first built around 1776 and includes a burial ground,. The Baptist chapel has since been converted to a house. (JB)
  • The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built in 1837 and replaced with a new building in 1873. The Methodist chapel is now the Village Hall. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page. (JB)
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Maltby le Marsh is both a parish and a village that lies about 4 miles inland from Mablethorpe and the same distance north of Alford. The land used to be mostly marshy, fen-like ground, but has since been properly drained. The parish covered 1,377 acres in 1842, 1,408 acres in 1900. Earl's Bridge connects this parish with Mablethorpe.

The village of Maltby le Marsh has become a sizable one. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village is at the intersection of the A157 and the A1104.
  • The Turks Head Pub website has information on local interests.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.

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Ask for a calculation of the distance from Maltby le Marsh to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



  • The Maltby Village Hall used to be a Methodist Chapel, but it was purchased in 1996 and renovateted in 2000 for village use.
  • You can hire the Hall for a family reunion or just visit it during one of the many events scheduled there. Check it out at Matlby Village Hall.
  • The Roll of Honour for those who served in World War I is mounted on the wall of the Village Hall.
  • The Windmill in Maltby is a Grade II listed structure with British Heritage as of 1986.
  • Stephen HORNCASTLE has a photograph of the Turks Head P. H. north of the Village on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2007.

Land and Property

  • In 1842, the prinicpal landowner was the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, but there were several smaller proprietors.
  • In 1872, the prinicpal landowner was Colonel MOORE, but there were several smaller proprietors, such as the Rev. John ALLOTT, the WAKEFIELD brothers, John CHAPMAN and others.


  • The DENT family lived in the Manor House for about 100 years. The moat still surrounds the house.
  • The Manor House is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.

Military History

  • Chris has a photograph of the War Memorial on the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2013.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Maltby Roll of Honour and a list of the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.


Names, Personal

  • White's 1842 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: ALLOTT, BEELS, BROWN, CHAPMAN, EASTON, GOODWIN, MAGER, MAKEY, MERRILL, RAITHBY, ROW, STEPHENSON, SUTTON and THOMPSON.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in the county of Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Calceworth Wapentake in the East Lindsey district and parts of Lindsey.
  • You can contact the Parish Council via the village website to discuss civil and political issues. Be aware that they are NOT staffed to do family searches for you.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Alford petty session hearings on alternate Tuesdays.
  • Mrs. Anne BOLLE, in 1705, left a farm of 70 acres, the rent from which was to be used to educate the poor, less 40 shillings for general poor relief.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 208
1831 209
1841 229
1871 334
1881 302
1891 251
1901 234
1911 230


  • Belle's Charity School was built in 1849 for up to 72 children. Attendance was 25 in 1900.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.