Saltfleetby St Peter



  • 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
1881 R.G. 11 / 3265
1891 R.G. 12 / 2610

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1877 on a new site. The tower of the old church was left standing and was used a mortuary chapel for burials in the old churchyard.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared the Old Tower redundant in October, 1972. In 1975 they gifted it to the public as a monument.
  • The tower is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of Old St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2006.
  • The new church seats 190.
  • There is a photograph of St. Peter's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of old St. Peter's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):


  • And here is a photo of the new St. Peter's Church, taken by Ron Cole (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1607, but many pages are missing until 1653.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1848 and the Primitive Methodists built one in 1847, which they replaced in 1907. 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 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 St. Peter is a village and parish near the North Sea, 142 miles north of London, 8 miles from Louth, and a similar distance due north of Alford. The parish covers just over 2,200 acres.

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 about two miles west of the intersection of the two roads.
  • 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 St Peter which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Saltfleetby House was owned by F. COOK in 1871. It had an observatory nearby.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF437897 (Lat/Lon: 53.384864, 0.159817), Saltfleetby St Peter which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

  • "Saltfleetby St. Peter" is also called "West Saltfleetby".
  • Locals refer to the three Saltfleetbys as "Soloby".

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire 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.
  • The parish boundaries were changed in 1887 with some parts given to Saltfleetby All Saints and Saltfleetby St. Clements.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the Louth Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty sessional courts.


Year Inhabitants
1801 146
1811 183
1831 200
1841 246
1871 339
1881 327
1891 343
1901 290
1911 275


  • A National School for the three Saltfleetby parishes was built here in 1851 and a library added in 1855. The school was enlarged in 1894.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.