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Archives & Libraries

The Library at Louth will prove useful in your research.

Stop by the North Cotes airfield museum if you are interested in Military History.

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Cemeteries

Adrian S. PYE has a photograph of St. Nicholas' graveyard on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2019.

Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of the war graves in the churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2010.

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Census

  • 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:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 631
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2386
1871 R.G. 10 / 3409
1891 R.G. 12 / 2611
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
     
  • The church was completely restored in 1865.
     
  • The church seats 152.
     
  • A photograph of the Anglican parish church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
     
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Nicholas Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2005.
     
  • Here is a photo of the Church of St. Nicholas taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1660.
     
  • We have started a parish register extract. Your additions to this are welcome.
     
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
     
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1837. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
     
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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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.
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Description & Travel

North Coates is a village and a parish. The parish extends inland from the North Sea about 10 miles south of Grimsby and 11 miles north-east of Louth. The parish covers about 2,340 acres and includes the hamlet of Thoresby Bridge.

If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of North Coates which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

  • The Fleece Inn was a well-known Public House that served good food and good gossip.
     
  • Chris MORGAN has a photograph of the former Fleece Inn on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2019. I don't know if it has been purchased yet, so you may still have time to make a bid for it.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA350007 (Lat/Lon: 53.485704, 0.033112), North Coates which are provided by:

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Military History

  • An army camp was opened at the North Coates Fitties in 1914. Thiw was at TA3602. David WRIGHT has a photograph of the old hangars at North Coates Airfield on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2008. Many of the old buildings are gone and replaced by an industrial park.
     
  • On 4 August, 1914, a BE2C landed here as the first recorded aircraft landing at the site.
     
  • It became a military airfield in mid-1918, but closed in 1919. It was an important refueling stop for aircraft.
     
  • The facility was reopened in 1927 as an armament practice camp.
     
  • In February, 1940, the facility became RAF North Coates.
     
  • It was closed and reopened a few times in the late 40s, but in October, 1963, it became a Bloodhound SAM site.
     
  • There is a North Coates Strike Wing Memorial at nearby Cleethorpes.
     
  • The parish still sports an old casemate of type FW3/26 from World War II.
     
  • Adrian S. PYE has a photograph of the War Memorial just off of Fleetway on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2019.
     
  • Chris MORGAN has a photograph of the War Memorial Green< on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2019.
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Military Records

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Names, Geographical

  • The name North Coates often appears as "North Cotes" in official records.
     
  • "Cotes" is an ancient word for cottages.
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire, but was created as a modern Civil Parish when those were establishd.
     
  • The parish was in the ancient Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
     
  • You can connect with the parish council on Facebook for civic or political issues.
     
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Grimsby petty sessional courts.
     
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 154
1831 215
1841 225
1871 323
1881 266
1891 262
1901 257
1911 233
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Schools

  • A mixed school was opened here in 1866 to hold 60 children.
     
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.