North Hykeham


Archives & Libraries

The parish has a Community Library supported by the parish council and run by helpful volunteers. It is wheelchair friendly and is normally open 4 days per week. It is located at the Community Hub, Valerian Place, North Hykeham, LN6 9YW, Tele:



  • The Cemetery was laid out on Mill Lane south of the village and opened in 1998. It is under the control of the Town Council.
  • Ian PATERSON has a photograph of the Cemetery Gates on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009.


  • The parish was in the South West sub-district of the Lincoln Registration District.
  • Wendy Parkinson has the North Hykeham 1861 census transcribed and indexed online.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 619
1851H.O. 107 / 2104
1861R.G. 9 / 2354
1871R.G. 10 / 3365
1891R.G. 12 / 2587

Church History

  • This section has been moved to another page due to size. Please click here to enjoy the history and photographs of the church.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1858.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyans Methodists had a chapel here, built in 1838. The United Methodists had a chapel here in 1913. For information and assistance in researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Wendy PARKINSON has agreed to do census (1841 - 1891) and parish register lookups (1813 - 1900) for any interested persons. See the information she has online at: North and South Hykeham information.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

North Hykeham is a town and a parish two miles southwest of the city of Lincoln. It lies west of the the A15 trunk road and east of the A46 trunk road ("Foss Way"). The River Witham (actually the Fossdyke Canal) forms a portion of the eastern parish boundary. Doddington is the neighboring parish on the west side. The parish covers approx. 1,900 acres. Springbeck, also called Swallowbeck, is a hamlet in this parish. It sits along the Newark Road.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Consider the Loudor Hotel at 37 Newark Road, LN6 8RB.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of North Hykeham which are provided by:





  • The Fox and Hounds Public House on the Newark road was a good place to catch up on local news. The Burton Hunt used to meet here regularly until 1871. Albert Gostick was landlord from 1908 to 1928 and it had the only crown bowling green in Lincolnshire. The inn is still functioning.
  • These are the names associated with the The Fox and Hounds in various directories:
Year Person
1868-- not listed --
1872-- not listed --
1882-- not listed --
1900-- not listed --
1913Albert GOSTICK
1919Albert GOSTICK
1930Geo. FLEAR
  • The Plough Public House on the Lincoln road was a popular conversation spot. The inn is still functioning and has its own webpage on Facebook. These are the names associated with the place in various directories:
Year Person
1868-- not listed --
1872-- not listed --
1882Moses GIBSON, vict.
1900Mrs. Sarah HUNT
1913George MILES
1930Jn. Wm. CLARKE
  • A handy book for modern history is "North Hykeham in the 20th Century" by Bill Wilson and John Marriott, publ. 2001.


  • Hykeham Hall was the residence of Frederick STRAW in 1900.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK944665 (Lat/Lon: 53.187368, -0.588713), North Hykeham which are provided by:


Military History

  • There is a War Memorial inside All Saints Church on Moor Lane. It is for those who fell in WW One and WW Two, but I have no photograph or description of it.

Names, Geographical

  • The name Hykeham is possibly from the Old English Hice+ham, for "small bird enclosure", appearing in the 1086 Domesday Book as Hicham.
    ["A Dictionary of English Place-Names," A. D. Mills, Oxford University Press, 1991]

Politics & 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 ancient Boothby Graffoe Wapentake in the North Kesteven division of the county, in the parts of Kesteven.
  • In 1894, the growth of the village allowed this place to become an official town, governed by a Town Council.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Kesteven District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • In 1609, the Reverend RUSSELL left 13s. 10d, per year for the poor.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be head in the Lincoln South petty session hearings.


As Lincoln city has grown, so has this parish, which is now partly a suburb of Lincoln.

Year Inhabitants


  • A National School was built here to hold up to 118 children. It was enlarged in 1908.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.