North Reston



  • The parish was in the Withern 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 642
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2379
1871 R.G. 10 / 3398
1891 R.G. 12 / 2606

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Edith and is made of sandstone.
  • The church's plain round chancel arch is dated from 1036-66.
  • The church was restored and largely rebuilt in 1867-68.
  • The church is now closed.
  • The church seats only about 60 people.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • Here is a photo of St. Edith's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1562.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Calcewaith and Candleshoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • 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 began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish are about 137 miles north of London and 4.5 miles south-east of Louth. The parish of North Reston covers about 700 acres these days, but was larger in ancient times.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village lies just off of the A157 which travels between Louth and Mablethorpe. The village is between South Reston and Legbourne.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of North Reston which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • North Reston is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as having 13 households.
  • George JACKSON and his wife Mary (nee HOWARD) moved to North Reston from India in about 1800. One of their sons, George JACKSON, born 29 September 1800, became vicar of North Reston.


  • Reston Hall lies just off of the A157 trunk road. It was built in the 17th century.
  • The Hall is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF384838 (Lat/Lon: 53.332667, 0.077076), North Reston which are provided by:


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Marsh division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • This parish is now part of the combined Civil Parish of Reston, which includes North Reston, South Reston, and Castle Carlton.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings every other Wednesday.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 50
1831 39
1841 32
1871 55
1881 35
1891 26
1901 46
1911 47


  • The children of this parish attended school at Legbourne.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.