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  • The parish was in the Scotter sub-district of the Gainsborough 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 / 644
1851 H.O. 107 / 2119
1861 R.G. 9 / 2406
1871 R.G. 10 / 3441
1891 R.G. 12 / 2632

Church History

  • There was no church here in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The locals used the church in Northorpe.

Church Records


Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Southorpe is a parish and hamlet about 150 miles north of London, about 7 miles north-east of Gainsborough, 2 miles south-west of Northorpe and 2 miles east of Bylton. Grayingham parish lies to the east and Corringham parish to the south. A small parish in area, it covers only about 467 acres. Southorpe parish was once an extra-parochial portion of Northorpe parish.

The hamlet of Southorpe has virtually disappeared. The only thing at Southorpe now is the boarding kennels which are in the old railway crossing house. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A159 trunk road north-east out of Gainsborough and turn east onto the B1205 arterial. Follow that for about 2.5 miles and you will be in the heart of the parish.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.

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Historical Geography

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


Politics and Government

  • The formerly extra-parochial parish was made into a civil parish some time between 1858 and 1872.
  • The parish was in the ancient Corringham Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In April, 1936, this parish was abolished and the land amalgamated into Northorpe Civil Parish.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



Year Inhabitants
1086 80
1801 26
1831 36
1851 43
1861 44
1871 48
1881 39
1891 44
1901 43
1911 41
1921 35


  • The children of this parish attended school in Northorpe.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.