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  • The parish was in the Caistor 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:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2393
1871 R.G. 10 / 3422
1891 R.G. 12 / 2622


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Somerby area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret.
  • The church is a building of stone constructed as early as the 11th century, although most sources list it as 13th century.
  • The church was restored in 1884-85.
  • The church seats only 70.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • There is a photograph of St. Margaret's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Margaret's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of St. Margaret's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Margaret's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1661.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Caistor 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 and Travel

This village and parish is between Bigby and Grasby, about 4 miles east of Brigg. The parish is small, covering only 989 acres, primarily of agricultural land.

The village is small enough to escape mention on small scale (large area) maps. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A1084 trunk road east out of Brigg. the parish is 4 miles east of Brigg and covers about 1,000 acres.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.

You can see pictures of Somerby which are provided by:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Somerby to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



  • Roman coins and pottery fragments were found here in 1908.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of a Monument to marriage on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.


  • Somerby Hall, started in 1660, was the long-time home of the WESTON family.
  • In 1900, Charles Frederick Weston UNDERWOOD was the resident at Somerby Hall.

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 Yarborough Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire reports that the parish is in the North Lindsey district of the county.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 58
1831 61
1841 63
1871 127
1891 118
1901 101
1911 90


  • The children of the parish attended schools at Bigby and Searby.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.