South Hykeham



  • The parish was in the Southwest sub-district of the Lincoln Registration District.
  • Wendy Parkinson has the South Hykeham 1861 census transcribed and indexed online.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 619
1851 H.O. 107 / 2104
1861 R.G. 9 / 2354
1871 R.G. 10 / 3365
1891 R.G. 12 / 2587

Church History

  • The Anglican church is dedicated to Saint Michael and All Angels.
  • Portions of the church were rebuilt in 1725.
  • Large portions of the church were restored in 1869.
  • The church seats 123.
  • Here is a photo of St. Michael and All Angels Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican church registers exist from 1562.
  • Wendy PARKINSON has agreed to do census (1841 - 1891) and parish register lookups (1813 - 1900) for any interested persons. See the information she has online at: South Hykeham Registers.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

South Hykeham is a parish three miles south-west of the city of Lincoln. It lies west of the the A15 trunk road and east of the A46 trunk road ("Foss Way"). The River Witham forms a portion of the eastern parish boundary with Waddington parish just across the river. Thorpe on the Hill is the neighboring parish on the west side. The parish encompasses about 1,200 acres and includes part of the township of Haddington.

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Historical Geography

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



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK936645 (Lat/Lon: 53.169395, -0.601254), South Hykeham which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

  • The name Hykeham is possibly from the Old English Hice+ham, for "small bird enclosure", appearing in the 1086 Domesday Book as Hicham. During the 17th Century, South Hykeham was also known as Church Hykeham.
    ["A Dictionary of English Place-Names," A. D. Mills, Oxford University Press, 1991]

Politics & 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 lower division of the ancient Graffoe Wapentake in the North Kesteven division of the county, in the parts of Kesteven.
  • It appears that this place was abolished as a Civil Parish in 1931.
  • For today's district governance, see the North Kesteven District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law



Year Inhabitants
1801 87
1841 85
1861 118
1871 90
1881 103
1891 96
1901 94
1911 96
1921 91


  • In 1870 a school was erected here and attendance was 20 students.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools page.