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Census

  • 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.
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 642
1851H.O. 107 / 2109
1861R.G. 9 / 2374 & 2375
1871R.G. 10 / 3392A & 3393A
1891R.G. 12 / 2603
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
  • Parts of the church are of Norman origin, but a date is uncertain.
  • The church tower is a later addition, constructed of green sandstone.
  • The church was restored in 1873.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registers date from 1558.
  • The Anglican parish registers after 1837 have not been deposited in the Lincs. Archives.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • A small Wesleyan Methodist chapel existed here prior to 1841. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page. (JB)
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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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 starting in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

Raithby is a small village and a parish just 2 miles north-west of Spilsby. The parish covers just 890 acres.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Manors

  • Raithby Hall was built in 1776 near the church.
  • Raithby Hall, in 1842, was the home of Mrs. Sarah BRACKENBURY.
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Maps

  • See our "Maps" page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF373672 (Lat/Lon: 53.184333, 0.053301), Raithby which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • The parish was in the East division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey division of the county, parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the Bolingbroke Soke.
  • In December, 1880, a detached part of this parish was transferred to the new parish of West Fen.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places this parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • For today's governance, see the East Lindsey Disctrict Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other Monday.
  • The Common Lands were enclosed here in 1776.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.
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Population

YearInhabitants
1801149
1831175
1841157
1871202
1881155
1891152
1911135
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Schools

  • The Free School was founded in 1668 by Thomas LAWFORD. It allowed students from Raithby, Mavis Enderby, Hundleby and Sausthorpe.
  • The school was rebuilt in 1866 to hold 45 students.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.