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  • 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.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2107
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3378
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Panton area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church is a small building of stone.
  • The church seats about 80.
  • The interior of the church was restored in 1904.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in March, 1974. In February of 1982 they began using it for storage.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Saint Andrew's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1736.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • 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

Panton (Panton by Wragby) is both a village and a parish in the Wold Hills, 3 miles east of Wragby and 10 miles north-west of Horncastle. Sotby parish lies to the east and Hatton parish to the south. The parish covers 2,018 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A158 trunk road northwest out of Horncastle, past Baumber and turn north at the signs for Hatton. Pass through Hatton and proceed about 2 miles to Panton.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.

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Ask for a calculation of the distance from Panton to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



  • Panton Hall was the seat of Edmund TURNOR, lord of the manor in 1900. It was made of white brick and erected in 1719 - 1720.
  • In 1775 the Hall was expanded as new wings were added and the landscaping was redone.
  • Panton Hall was demolished in the 1960s.
  • There is also a Panton House in the village.

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 ancient Wraggoe 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 Wragby petty session hearings on the first Thursday of every month.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union on 16th January 1837.


Year Inhabitants
1801 86
1811 73
1821 83
1831 93
1841 150
1851 182
1871 157
1881 159
1891 150
1901 141
1911 124
1921 153
1931 99


  • A small National School was built here before 1900 to hold 30 students.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.