• 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 / 3392B
1891 R.G. 12 / 2603

Church History

  • There was a church here at the time of the 1086 Domesday Survey.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
  • The church was restored in 1884.
  • The church seats 150.
  • The church is Grade II listed with British Heritage.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the church at Geo-graph taken in February, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of St. Peter and St. Paul Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1716.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here. 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 Spilsby sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This small village and parish lies about 4 miles north-east of Spilsby. Candlesby parish lies just to the south-east and Skendleby parish to the north. The parish covers almost 1,340 acres and includes the hamlet of Grebby.

If you are planning a visit:

  • There is a colorful photograph of Scremby in Autumn at Flickr by David DALES.
  • By automobile, take the A158 trunk road between Horncastle and Skegness. The road bisects the village.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Scremby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Scremby Hall was the home of the BRACKENBURY family. The last member of the family living there was R. E. P. Winton who took possession in 1905. He left the house in a bad state of repair in 1937 and moved to his home in Wimbledon. Tthe house was used as a grain store in 1958 and was demolished in the 70's. Cattle sheds now stand on the site.
  • Grebby Hall was in the hamlet of Grebby.


  • See our "Maps" page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF443677 (Lat/Lon: 53.186826, 0.158146), Scremby which are provided by:


Military Records

One son of Scremby is mentioned at the Canadian Veterans 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 Wold Division of the ancient Candleshoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • 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.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1811.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 185
1831 204
1841 217
1871 197
1881 172
1891 187
1911 151


  • The first school was erected here in 1846. It was a National School, mixed, and could hold 56 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.