• The parish was in the Spilsby sub-district of the Spilsby 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 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2375
1871 R.G. 10 / 3393A
1881 R.G. 11 / 3256
1891 R.G. 12 / 2603

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1844 and renovated in 1891.
  • This tiny church seats about 80.
  • There is a photograph of St. Andrew's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photo web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1561.
  • The Bishop's Transcripts date from 1561, also.
  • The Family History Library has both the parish register and the Bishop's transcripts on microfilm.
  • 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.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Spilsby sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish lies about 3 miles north-west of Spilsby. Partney parish forms the eastern border and Aswardby parish lies to the north. The parish covers only about 750 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A158 trunk road north-west out of Spilsby for about 3 miles.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Sausthorpe which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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





  • Sausthorpe Hall is a relatively modern building.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF382691 (Lat/Lon: 53.20102, 0.067524), Sausthorpe which are provided by:


Military History

  • In 1913, Colonel Charles Arthur SWAN, 3rd Batn. Lincs Regt., was resident at Sausthorpe Hall.
  • In 1930, Major Frank CONWAY-GORDON was resident at the Old Hall.
  • In 1930, Colonel Charles Arthur SWAN was resident at Sausthorpe Hall.
  • In 1930, Lt.-Colonel Charles Francis Trollot (or Trollope) SWAN was also resident at Sausthorpe Hall. There is a Charles F. T. SWAN birth registered in the Spilsby Reg. Dist. in the first quarter of 1888. His father, Charles Arthur SWAN, was High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1897. Charles F. T. SWAN was born 25 Nov. 1887, most likely in Sausthorpe.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Sausthorpe War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.


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 (or Hill Hundred) in the East Lindsey division of the county, in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Some Directories place the parish. perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey district of the county.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other Monday.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 130
1831 206
1871 126
1881 141
1891 148
1911 122


  • There was a National School here by 1850. The facility was enlarged in 1893 to hold up to 70 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.