Saltfleetby St Clement


Archives & Libraries

The Library at Louth will prove useful in your research.



Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of St. Clement's Lych Gate on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2009.

Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Clement's church showing part of the churchyard on Geo0graph, taken in October, 2007.



  • 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 is dedicated to Saint Clement.
  • The church was originally erected in 1225. That building was taken down and a new structure erected in 1885-6 at a new site. The new building was made with Ancaster stone.
  • The old churchyard is still used for burials.
  • The church seats about 130.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in November, 1973. In July of 1977 it was opened as a craft workshop and dislay center.
  • There is a photograph of St. Clement's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Clement's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1716. Earlier entries for the parish can be found in the Saltfleetby All Saints register.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • 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 & Travel

Saltfleetby St. Clements is a village and parish which is bounded on the east by the North Sea, on the north by Skidbrooke parish, and lies 7 miles east of Louth and a similar distance due north of Alford. The parish covers about 1,160 acres and includes the hamlet of Three Bridges, just to the south.

The three Saltfleetby villages have operated as one entity for many years. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A1031 trunk road (runs up the coast near the North Sea) and turn east onto the B1200. The village is less than a mile west of the intersection of the two roads.
  • There is caravan parking just north of the village.
  • A portion of the seashore is part of the "Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve".
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Saltfleetby St Clement which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF459918 (Lat/Lon: 53.40286, 0.193136), Saltfleetby St Clement which are provided by:


Military History

Chris ? has a photograph of the grave of Able Seaman W. MOIR, who died when the SS Orsa sunk after striking a mine in 1939. The photo is on Geo-grap, taken in September, 2013.


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • For governance, the parish was in the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In August, 1882, this Civil Parish gained a portion of Saltfleetby All Saints and a portion of Saltfleetby St. Peter Civil Parishes.
  • In March, 1887, this Civil Parish was reduced in size to enlarge Saltfleetby All Saints Civil Parish.
  • In March, 1887, this Civil Parish was reduced in size to enlarge Saltfleetby St. Peter Civil Parish.
  • For today's governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law



Year Inhabitants
1801 114
1831 110
1841 109
1871 154
1881 133
1891 98
1901 74
1911 79


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