• The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library holds copies of the census returns for 1841, 1851, 1881, 1891 and 1901.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 644
1861 R.G. 9 / 2395
1871 R.G. 10 / 3424
1891 R.G. 12 / 2624

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
  • The church was erected on the site of an older structure in 1780 and was rebuilt in 1866-7. A tower was completed in 1894.
  • The church seats around 180.
  • There is a photograph of St. Nicholas Church on the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photo web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Nicholas Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005.
  • Here is a photo of St. Nicholas Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The parish register (for this parish only) dates from 1858. Earlier entries are included in those of Waddingham.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Some Directories of the 1900s place the parish in the Corringham Deanery.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here, as did the Primitive Methodists. 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 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.

Description & Travel

Snitterby is both a village and a parish which sit about 9 miles south of Brigg and 11 miles northwest of Market Rasen. Waddingham parish is to the north. The parish covers about 1,700 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Fishing is popular on the Ancholme River.
  • By automobile, take the A15 (Ermine Street) north from the A631 Trunk road. After about two miles, turn east (right) into Snitterby village.
  • Bus service is available. Check our Transports page.
  • Stop by the Village Hall and get a schedule of current events. Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2011.
  • Visit our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Snitterby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • The Royal Oak Public House was the centre if the village cimmunity. David WRIGHT has a photograph of the Royal Oak on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2008:
  • These are the names associated with the Royal Oak in various directories:
Year Person
1885 Henry SIMS, carrier
1913 Thomas SIMPSON
1919 Thomas SIMPSON


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK985948 (Lat/Lon: 53.440883, -0.518503), Snitterby which are provided by:


Military Records

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


Politics & Government

  • Snitterby was for centuries a village, township and chapelry in the parish of Waddingham.
  • The parish was in the east division of the ancient Aslacoe Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The Snitterby Parish Council has not adopted an online presence as of 2015.
  • Some Directories of the 1900s place the parish in the North Lindsey division of the county.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council. The same limits apply.

Poor Houses, Poor Law



Year Inhabitants
1801 183
1831 182
1841 245
1871 300
1891 284
1991 229
2001 215


  • A National School was built here in 1862 to hold up to 70 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.