Saltfleetby All Saints



  • Linda CRUST, "Billy Paddison of Soloby", publ. by Louth Museum. The web page author has no other information about this book.


  • The parish was in the Saltfleet 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.
1841 H.O. 107 / 643
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111 & 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2385
1871 R.G. 10 / 3407
1891 R.G. 12 / 2610

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church could seat 80.
  • The church was restored in 1873.
  • The church remained in use until declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in November, 1973.
  • There is a photograph of All Saints Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT provides a photograph of the Leaning Tower of Saltfleetby on Geo-graph, taken in 2007. The tower is the church tower which is leaning and cracking.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558.
  • The Anglican parish register has not been deposited with the Lincolnshire Archives, but they have been transcribed for the indexes listed below.
  • We do have a small portion of the Parish Register extract in a pop-up text file. Your additions are welcome.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The parish included a Wesleyan Methodist chapel built prior to 1842 and a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1847. Check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Saltfleet 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 and Travel

Saltfleetby All Saints is a village and parish near the North Sea, 9.5 miles from Louth, and a similar distance due north of Alford. The parish covers about 1,200 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A1031 between Mablethorpe and Grimsby. The village is only about a quarter mile inland, near the junction with the B1200 arterial road to Louth.
  • Every visitor should see the Saltfleetby Home page for what's happening in the village.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Saltfleetby All Saints which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Richard CROFT provides a photograph of the Prussian Queen on Geo-graph, taken in 2010. The inn has plenty of parking.
  • The Prussian Queen Public House has long served as a meeting spot and the only inn in the parish. The inn is still functioning at its website.
  • These are the names associated with the Prussian Queen in various directories:
Year Person
1842 John RICHARDSON, vict.
1872 Mrs. Ann RICHARDSON, vict.
1882 Mrs. Ann RICHARDSON
1900 George William INGAMELLS
1913 George William INGAMELLS
1930 Geo. Wm. INGAMELLS


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF455904 (Lat/Lon: 53.390395, 0.186479), Saltfleetby All Saints which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

  • Saltfleetby was "Salflatbi" in the 1086 Domesday Book, and is also Old Scandinavian "salt+fleot+by" for "village by the salt stream".
  • "Saltfleetby All Saints" is also called by the unadorned name "Saltfleetby".
  • Local refer to the three as "Soloby".

Politics and 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 ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In March, 1887, a detached portion of All Saints was transferred to Saltfleetby St. Peter. And a part of St. Peter was transferred to All Saints. Additionally, a detached part of St. Clement was added to All Saints in exchange for a small part of All Saints.
  • The three Saltfleetbys have a group Parish Council for civic and political issues.
  • For today's disctrict governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings.
  • In 1785, Rev. Montague CHOLMELEY bequeathed £200 for the poor or any church purposes.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.
  • In 1900, the parish had almshouses for four poor women.


Year Inhabitants
1801 148
1831 186
1841 181
1871 186
1881 169
1891 131
1901 134
1911 130


  • The children of this parish attended school at Saltfleetby St. Peter.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.