Raithby cum Maltby



  • The parish was in the Louth 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.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2381
1871 R.G. 10 / 3404
1891 R.G. 12 / 2608
1901 R.G. 13 / 3084

Church History

  • The Knights Templar had a preceptory here in Maltby, later taken over by the Knights Hospitallers.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • Portions of the church foundation indicate an original structure was built during the Norman period in the 13th century.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1839.
  • The church chancel was restored in 1883.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • A photograph of the Anglican parish church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site, taken by Paul Fenwick.
  • Here is a photo of St. Peter's church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1557.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here before 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 Louth 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 & Travel

Raithby, actually Raithby-cum-Maltby, is a village and a parish about 2 miles south-west of Louth. The parish borders Louth parish on the north and Tathwell parish to the south. The parish covers about 1,900 acres and includes the hamlet of Maltby, just to the south of Raithby.

A stream from Tathwell runs right through the hamlet of Maltby and the village of Raithby. Raithby Springs add to the flow and the stream travels on toward Louth. If you are planning a visit:

  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of the stream at Raithby on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.
  • By automobile, take the A153 arterial road north from Horncastle or south from Louth. The village is about a mile outside the town of Louth.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Raithby cum Maltby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Raithby Hall, built of red brick with stone facings in 1776 near the church, was the residence of Rev. Edward RAWNSLEY in 1900.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF310844 (Lat/Lon: 53.340406, -0.033302), Raithby cum Maltby which are provided by:


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • the parish was in the Wold Division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey Disctrict Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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


Year Inhabitants
1801 96
1811 86
1831 147
1841 167
1871 145
1881 169
1891 198
1901 166
1911 150


  • An Endowed School was founded here in 1668 by Thomas LAWFORD. The school was rebuilt in 1866 for 45 children.
  • The children of this parish attended school in Tathwell parish.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.