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  • The parish was in the Scotter sub-district of the Gainsborough 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 / 2119
1861 R.G. 9 / 2406
1871 R.G. 10 / 3441
1891 R.G. 12 / 2632


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church tower was rebuilt in 1884.
  • There is a photograph of All Saints Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in 2005.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

All Saints Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1677.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Pilham is both a village and a parish about four and a half miles northeast of Gainsborough and about 153 miles north of London. The parish is small, covering only about 665 acres and includes the hamlet of Gilby.

The village of Pilham lies on a rise, just east of the Gainsborough Road (the A159). If you are planning a visit:

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Historical Geography

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



  • In 1840, Pilham Hall was the seat of William WELFITT.
  • In 1900, Pilham Hall was the residence of Hermann D. MARSHALL.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of Pilham Hall on Geo-graph, taken in 2007.

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 ancient Corringham Wapentake in the West Lindsey division of the county, in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the ancient Soke of Kirton-in-Lindsey.
  • In 1885, a considerable portion of the parish (about 550 acres) was transferred to Blyton parish.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1796.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Gainsborough Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Gainsborough petty session hearings.


Year Inhabitants
1801 81
1831 100
1851 132
1861 89
1871 91
1891 60
1911 64