• The parish was in the Wragby 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 / 640
1851 H.O. 107 / 2107
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3378
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1863.
  • The church seats 150 people.
  • A photograph of the Anglican parish church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Gary BROTHWELL has a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2010.
  • Here is a photograph of Saint Andrew's Church supplied by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1562.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built two chapels here in 1838. Check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Wragby 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

Minting is both a village and a parish, 6 miles north-west of Horncastle. Gautby parish lies to the south and Baumber parish to the east. The parish covers about 2,600 acres.

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Historical Geography

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



  • The Sebastopol Inn started out as a nameless beerhouse, but got its name when a soldier, recently returned from the Crimean War, drowned in a nearby dyke.
  • The Sebastopol Inn was a popular conversation spot. The inn is still functioning and has its own website.
  • Gary BROTHWELL has a photograph of the Sebastopol Inn on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2010.
  • These are the names associated with the place in various directories:
Year Person
1842 -- not listed by name--
1868 Thomas MacKINDER, beer retailer
1872 Mrs. Elizabeth MacKINDER, vict.
1882 Charles Albert BROWN, vict.
1900 Mrs. Maria WRAY, shopkeeper
1913 Robert Wm. PINNING
1930 Joseph HEWITT


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF187734 (Lat/Lon: 53.244359, -0.222643), Minting which are provided by:


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish of Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the southern division of the ancient Gartree Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Horncastle petty session hearings.
  • A charity was established by George ASHTON, date unknown, of the interest from £80 annually.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 190
1811 192
1821 270
1831 301
1841 280
1851 408
1871 406
1881 347
1891 336
1901 335
1911 262
1921 206


  • A school was erected here in 1851, but abandoned when the new school was built.
  • The school erected in 1876 could accomodate 100 children. Attendance in 1912 was only 50.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.