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Census

  • The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 644
1861R.G. 9 / 2396
1871R.G. 10 / 3426
1891R.G. 12 / 2624
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Church History

  • A Gilbertine Priory, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, was endowed here in the reign of King Stephen.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was taken down and rebuilt in 1869.
  • The church's gabel turret was struck by lightning in 1871. A new bell tower was built to replace it in 1875. The tower was rebuilt in 1902.
  • The church seats 75.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of shade-covered All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1672 for baptisms and burials and from 1682 for marriages.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The National Burial Index has 208 burials recorded for All Saints between 1813 and 1900.
  • The Society of Genealogists has microfiche copies of the parish register for baptism and burials 1672-1812 and marriages 1672-1974.
  • The Free Methodists had a chapel built here in 1886. For information and assistance in researching chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

This village and parish lie about 4.5 miles south of Market Rasen and a little over 10 miles west of Louth. Just to the north lies North Willingham parish. The parish covers about 1,900 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Let's hope they've trimmed the bushes around this signpost photographed by David WRIGHT and stored on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Sixhills which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF170871 (Lat/Lon: 53.367824, -0.24306), Sixhills which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • The parish was in the East division of the ancient Wraggoe Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the East Lindsey district of the county. The 1913 edition does the same.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

YearInhabitants
1801131
1831169
1841205
1871163
1881175
1891153
1901112
1911120
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Schools

  • An Infant's School was built here in 1874 to hold 30 children. This was closed in 1902 and the children of the parish were sent to school in North WIllingham and Hainton.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.