• The parish was in the North-East sub-district of the Lincoln 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
1861 R.G. 9 / 2364
1871 R.G. 10 / 3376

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Hilary.
  • The present church was erected in 1875 on the site of an older church which had been built around 1821.
  • The church seats 200.
  • A photograph of Saint Hilary's church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Hilary's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1574.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Lawres Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has a Loan Library service which has the parish registers on microfiche for Baptisms from 1560 to 1812 and Marriages from 1560 to 1814.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1838. For information and assistance in researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the North-East 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

Spridlington is both a village and a parish 8 miles north of the city of Lincoln and 9 miles south-west of Market Rasen. Saxby parish lies to the north and Hackthorne parish to the south. Spridlington parish covers almost 2,300 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A15 trunk road north out of Lincoln. The village is about seven miles outside of Lincoln.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Spridlington which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Spridlington 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 TF007846 (Lat/Lon: 53.348451, -0.488291), Spridlington which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

  • Locals refer to the place as "Sprid". [Jean PRYDE]

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 East division of the ancient Aslacoe Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Lincoln (Bail and Close) petty session hearings on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.
  • The parish poor had a rent-charge of £5 (in 1842), left by Charles LOVELL.


Year Inhabitants
1801 126
1811 179
1821 199
1831 250
1841 292
1851 313
1871 284
1881 291
1891 269
1901 252
1911 221
1921 188


  • In 1842 the parish paid for 12 poor children to go to school.
  • A school was built here in 1870 to hold up to 70 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.