• A cemetery of one half acre was opened in 1902.
  • The cemetery was managed by the Parish Council.


  • The parish was in the Spilsby sub-district of the Spilsby 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
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2315
1871 R.G. 10 / 3393A
1891 R.G. 12 / 2603

Church History

  • There was a monastery here around 700 AD.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
  • The church was constructed in the 14th century.
  • The church is made of green sandstone.
  • The church was partially rebuilt in 1862.
  • The church seats 130.
  • The churchyard contains an oak tree believed to be over a thousand years old.
  • A photograph of St. Nicholas Church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in 2004.
  • Here is a photo of St. Nicholas Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1699.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • A Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built here in 1808 and a Baptist chapel in 1843. The Baptists abandoned their chapel by 1900. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Partney is a village and a parish 132 miles north of London, 2 miles north of Spilsby and 6 miles southwest of Alford at the junction of several main roads. The parish covers about 940 acres.

A branch of the Steeping River runs past the west end of the village of Partney. If you are considering a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A16 Trunk Road north out of Spilsby. At the junction of the A158 trunk road you are in Partney.
  • Check out the Village website to see the village sign and catch up on what's happening locally.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Partney which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Cattle fairs used be held here on the 1st and 25th of August, the 18th and 19th of September, and the 18th and 19th of October.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Matthew Flinders Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in 2009. Matthew married in this parish.
  • In 1822 a fossil tooth, weighing two pounds three ounces, was dug up in a local gravel pit.
  • When the foundation was dug for the Red Lion Inn in 1826 numerous skeletons were excavated.
  • John BLAKESTON has a photograph of the Red Lion Public House on Geo-graph, taken in 2011.
  • There is a history of the Red Lion Public House on the village website. Thw White Hart Public House and the White Horse Beer House are also noted there.
  • These are the names associated with the Red Lion Inn in various directories:
Year  Person
1842 Jph. ANDREW, vict. & brewer
1868 George WIDALL, vict.
1872 George WIDALL, vict.
1882 George WIDALL
1913 George WILSON
1930 George LEVERTON


  • Partney Hall, the seat of the MADDISON family, is a handsome brick mansion.


  • See our "Maps" page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF411684 (Lat/Lon: 53.194053, 0.109949), Partney which are provided by:


Military History

  • There's a photograph of the Rolls of Honour in St. Nicholas church on Traces of War taken by David HITCHBORNE.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of the Memorial Plaque on Geo-graph, taken in 2004.

Military Records

  • Leonard BUSHELL was a private in "B" Coy.1st/5th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. He died on 30th May 1915, aged 20, and is buried in the Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery in Belgium. He was the son of Florence SCHOLEY and Thomas BUSHELL of Partney.

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 Wold division of the ancient Candleshoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey division of the county, in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings held every other Monday.
  • In 1719, Thomas HACKLEY, of London, left the interest from £100 to be distributed to the poor on the Sunday before Christmas.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year  Inhabitants
1801 201
1831 389
1841 468
1851 489
1871 495
1881 442
1891 345
1901 302
1911 268


  • A National School was built here in 1858 to hold up to 100 students. The current school is on Maddison Lane.
  • Partney C. of E. School has a website, but no history is provided.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.