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Census

  • 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:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2381
1871 R.G. 10 / 3404
1881 R.G. 11 / 3263
1891 R.G. 12 / 2608
1901 R.G. 13 / 3084
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Church History

  • The first church on this site was probably built between 1030 and 1086.
  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Olave (alternately "St. Olaf"). It is one of the smallest churches in all Lincolnshire.
  • The church seats only 40.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1885 of sandstone. It has a small western turret with one bell.
  • White's 1872 Directory tells us that the church was dedicated to St. Clare. This is corrected in Kelly's 1900 Directory.
  • There is a photograph of St. Olave Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Olave's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1757 and includes entries from Worlaby parish.
  • 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.
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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.
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Description and Travel

Ruckland is both a village and a parish about 6 miles south of Louth. The parish covers only about 610 acres.

If you are planning a visit, see:

  • By automobile, take the A15 trunk road south out of Louth or north from Spilsby. Turn west at Burwell and proceed about one mile to the village.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Ruckland which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Ruckland 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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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF334781 (Lat/Lon: 53.283536, -0.000429), Ruckland which are provided by:

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Politics and 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 ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In 1936, the Civil Parish was abolished and made part of the Maidenwell Civil Parish.
  • For today's governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings every other Wednesday.
  • In 1719, Mr. Chas. HUMPHREYS left the interest on £30 for the poor.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 24
1831 24
1841 32
1871 46
1881 63
1891 38
1901 24
1931 21
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Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school in Farforth parish.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.