• The parish was in the Stickney sub-district of the Spilsby 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 / 645
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2372
1871 R.G. 10 / 3387
1891 R.G. 12 / 2601

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint Helen.
  • The church dates back at least as far as the 15th Century. The church was thoroughly restored in 1881.
  • The church seats about 300.
  • There is a photograph of St. Helen's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of the church, taken by (and copyright of) Norma CLARE.


  • Here is a photo of Saint Helen's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish church register dates from 1662.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • There were Wesleyan Methodist and Primitive Methodist chapels in the parish. For more on researching these chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Stickford is a village and a parish between Boston and Spilsby. The parish covers about 2,320 acres, but was once much smaller.

The village sits astride the old Spilsby to Boston road. A stream runs through the east end of the village, flowing south to Boston. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A16 trunk road southwest out of Spilsby for about 6 miles.
  • If you are planning a visit, check out our touring page.



Historical Geography

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



Purchase a copy of "Thriving in the Fen: A History of Stickford", Stickford Local History Group, 2002, 96 pages. ISBN: 095422650X.


See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF353601 (Lat/Lon: 53.121178, 0.020342), Stickford which are provided by:


Military History

The Stickford clock tower war memorial is unique, erected in 1923 on Cole Lane.

J. THOMAS has photograph of the War Memorial Clock Tower taken in March, 2014.

A trace of World War II remains! Here is a photograph of a Pill Box left over from the conflict.

The Stickford Local History Group has received £4,100 in 2015 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to research the war memorial in the village.


Military Records

For a photograph of the Stickford War Memorial and Rolls of Honour and the names on them, see the Roll of Honour site.


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • For governance, the parish was in the West division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey district and parts of Lindsey.
  • As boundaries have shifted, the parish has also been recorded as in the South Lindsey district.
  • The parish is also in the Soke of Bolingbroke.
  • In December, 1880, the parish gained land from Lusby, West Keal and Spilsby Civil Parishes.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings held every other Monday.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 253
1831 425
1841 426
1871 389
1881 478
1891 413
1911 443


  • The Council School, formerly The National School, was erected in 1846. New school facilities were built in 1909.
  • A School Board was formed in Sept. 1872.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.


The Stickford Local History Society serves the area.