• The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle 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 / 643
1851 H.O. 107 / 2108
1861 R.G. 9 / 2369
1871 R.G. 10 / 3383
1891 R.G. 12 / 2599

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret.
  • The church was completely restored and partially rebuilt in 1871.
  • The church seated 100.
  • The church was declared redundant in 1973 and in 1975 the building was demolished, but the churchyard was retained.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from the year 1558.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes 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 Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Salmonby is both a village and a parish in the Wold hills, 5.5 miles north-east of Horncastle, ten miles south of Louth and eight miles north-west of Spilsby. Tetford parish lies to the north-east and Somersby parish to the south. The parish covers only about 1,000 acres.

Salmonby village is a small place in a low valley. The village is just a short walk south from Tetford. If you are planning a visit:

  • Near the village is a chalybeate spring which many claim has medicinal properties.
  • Tony ATKIN provides a photograph of a small lake at Salmonby on Geo-graph, taken in 2005.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Salmonby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • The parish was a source of blue phosphate of iron and a great deal of iron oxide ore.
  • The parish contains a chalybeate spring, whose waters eventually join the Steeping River near Spilsby.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF324734 (Lat/Lon: 53.240873, -0.016737), Salmonby which are provided by:


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 Hill Wapentake (Hill Hundred) in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire, the parish is given, perhaps erroneously, as being in the South Lindsey district of the county.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 77
1811 85
1821 89
1831 90
1841 116
1851 110
1871 119
1881 102
1891 95
1901 86
1911 71


  • The children of this parish attended school in Tetford.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.