• The parish was in the Caistor sub-district of the Caistor 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 / 641
1861 R.G. 9 / 2393
1871 R.G. 10 / 3421
1891 R.G. 12 / 2621

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.
  • Some portions of the church tower may date to Saxon times.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1805 and again in 1874.
  • The church seats 220.
  • A photograph of St. John the Baptist church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Steven RUFFLES has a photograph of the Church Tower at Geo-graph, taken in April, 2010. The tower was restored in 2011.
  • Here is a photo of St. John's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1679.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel prior to 1871 and the Primitive Methodists built a chapel here, built in 1858. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Wesleyan Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Nettleton is both a village and a parish on the Wold Hills. It sits only a mile south of Caistor and 9 miles south-east of Brigg. Rothwell parish sits to the east. The parish covers about 3,600 acres.

Nettleton Beck runs through the village and south along the Viking Way. If you are planning a visit:

  • The village of Nettleton sits in a valley below Nettleton Hill in the Wold hills.
  • The village sits at the foot of Nettleton Hill. Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Nettleton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Ironstone was abundant in the parish. In the early 1900s it was worked by John LYSAGHT Ltd, of Scunthorpe.
  • Stop by the Salutation Inn and chat with the locals.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Salutation Inn on the Ciastor Road at Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.
  • Here are the proprietors listed in various directories:
Year Person
1842 -- not listed --
1868 John Foster MERRILL, vict.
1872 Wm. JORDAN, vict.
1882 Josiah Kenman SIMPSON
1900 Wm. DAWSON, farmer
1913 William DAWSON
1930 Edward CROSS


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA108002 (Lat/Lon: 53.486973, -0.332079), Nettleton which are provided by:


Politics & Government

  • This place ws an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • For governance, the parish was in the ancient Yarborough Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Caistor petty session hearings held on the fourth Wednesday of each month and nearly every Saturday.
  • The Common Lands were enclosed here in 1792.
  • After the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
  • A cottage for two old married couples was built in 1922 in memory of the men of the parish who perished in World War I.


Year Inhabitants
1801 259
1831 385
1841 457
1871 545
1881 482
1891 466
1901 383
1911 410
1921 402


  • A school for boys and girls was built here in 1835 to hold 120 children.
  • The parish formed a School Board in January, 1880.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.