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Archives & Libraries

The nearby Library at Louth will prove useful in your research.

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Cemeteries

  • The Lych Gate was built in 1903.
     
  • Chris ? has a photograph of the Lych Gate at St. Andrew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2012.
     
  • Steven FAREHAM has a photograph of an Open Lych Gate on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2015.
     
  • Michael GARLICK has a photograph of the Churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2016.
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Census

  • The parish was in the Louth sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
     
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2383
1871 R.G. 10 / 3404
1881 R.G. 11 / 3263
1891 R.G. 12 / 2608
1901 R.G. 13 / 3084
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
     
  • The church is of Saxon and Early Norman origin.
     
  • The church was built in the 11th century.
     
  • The church was rebuilt in 1866.
     
  • The church seats about 60.
     
  • Jonathan THACKER has a view down Church Lane on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2011,
     
  • There is a photograph of St. Andrew's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
     
  • Here is a photo of St. Andrew's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1711 for baptisms and burials, and from 1756 for marriages.
     
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
     
  • A United Methodist chapel was built here in 1861.
     
  • Alex McGREGOR has a photograph of the former Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014.
     
  • For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
     
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

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

Stewton is a village and a parish about 2 miles east of Louth in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The parish covers about 1,000 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the B1200 road east out of Louth and turn left after Bracken Hill. Or, alternatively, take Stewton Lane east out of Louth.
     
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Stewton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

  • It is believed that there is a "disused Medieval Village" (DMV) just north of the existing hamlet of Stewton.
     
  • Chris ? has a photograph of an old Hangar at the old airstrip on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2012.
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF362870 (Lat/Lon: 53.362282, 0.044804), Stewton which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

  • In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Stivetone.
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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 Wold Division of the ancient Louth Eske Wapentake in the East Lindsey district of the parts of Lindsey.
     
  • The parish is small enough to get by with just a Parish Meeting to deal with civil or political issues, and they do not have a formal Parish Council.
     
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth Eske petty session court every other Wednesday.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish became part of the Louth Poorlaw Union.
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 45
1831 69
1841 55
1871 99
1881 101
1891 112
1901 100
1911 106
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Schools