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  • The parish was in the Withern 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:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2111
1861 R.G. 9 / 2379
1871 R.G. 10 / 3399
1891 R.G. 12 / 2606

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Oswald.
  • The church was originally built in the 13th century.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1857.
  • The church chancel was built in 1874.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • The church seats about 161.
  • There is a photograph of Saint Oswald's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site, taken by Paul FENWICK.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Calcewaith and Candleshoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1845. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

Strubby is both a village and a parish in Lincolnshire, about 4 miles north of Alford and 10 miles south-east of Louth. The parish covers just over 2,000 acres and includes the hamlet of >Woodthorpe, nearly two miles south of Strubby village.

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Historical Geography

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



  • Woodthorpe Hall, in the hamlet of Woodthorpe, is a large brick Tudor mansion, formerly the seat of the BALLETT (BULLETT) family.
  • Woodthorpe Hall is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.

Military History

  • This list was contributed by John READMAN of the UK.
Surname Given names Rank Unit or vessel Notes
BALDOCK George Sergeant 9th Durham Light Infantry
BURMAN Arthur Private 2nd Lincs Regiment
CRAGG Stanley P. Private 8th Lincs Regiment Died
FARROW Reg. Asher Private 9th Durham Light Infantry
HOLMES Chas. Elsom Private 9th Lincs Regiment
KELK Julian Lieut. Bedfordshire Yeomanry
LARDER Ernest Private 3/4 Lincs. Regiment Died
PARSONS Robt. Wm. Sapper Royal Engineers
SKINN James Private 2nd Leicester Regiment
THORNDIKE Chas. Wm. Private West Yorks Regiment
VEAR David Henry Private 1st Lincs Regiment
WATTAM Charles Private Coldstream Guards
WATTAM George Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery
WATTAM James Private Sherwood Foresters
WATTAM Tom Private 2nd Lincs Regiment Died

Names, Geographical

  • The name Strubby is from the Old Scandinavian Struthr+by, meaning "village of a man called Struthr". In the 1086 Domesday book, the village is given as Strobi.
    A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the Wold division of the ancient Calceworth Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey district of the county.
  • The parish is small enough that it has a Parish Meeting in place of a formal Parish Council to decide civic and politial issues.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • In 1728, Thomas WILLIAMSON left a yearly rent-charge of £2 and 12 shillings out of a farm at Cumberworth to be distributed to the poor in bread.
  • The Common Lands were enclosed here in 1840.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish was part of the Louth Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Alford petty session hearings.


Year Inhabitants
1801 195
1831 201
1841 268
1871 281
1881 289
1891 270
1901 215
1911 201


  • A parochial school (Public Elementary School) was erected in 1878 to hold up to 40 children.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.