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Census

  • The parish was in the Caistor sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
     
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2303
1871 R.G. 10 / 3422
1891 R.G. 12 / 2622
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Helen.
     
  • Portions of the church date back to the 13th century.
     
  • The church was partially rebuilt in the 1890s.
     
  • The church seats between 90 and 100.
     
  • There is a photograph of St. Helen's Church on the Wendy Parkinson English Church Photo web site.
     
  • Here is a photo of St. Helen's Church, taken by Ron Cole (who retains the copyright):

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Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1697.
     
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a protestation index for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
     
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Caistor sub-district of the Caistor 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

This village and parish lies about 8 miles east of Caistor, 10 miles south of Grimsby and 10 miles north-west of Louth. Thorganby parish lies to the north. The parish covers just over 1,300 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B1203 south out of Grimsby. About a mile before Binbrook, you will find Swinhope village on your right.
     
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Swinhope which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Swinhope 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

John FIRTH has a photograph of the Click'em Inn on Geograph, taken in July, 2010.

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Manors

  • The old manor house for this parish was destroyed during the civil wars in the reign of Charles I.
     
  • Swinhope House, built in 1785-6, was the abode of the Rev. Marmaduke ALINGTON.
     
  • Chris has a photograph of Swinhope Hall on Geograph, taken in June, 2013.
     
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Maps

  • The national grid reference is TF 2196.
     
  • You'll want an Ordnance Survey Explorer map, which has a scale of 2.5 inches to the mile.
     
  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF214964 (Lat/Lon: 53.449982, -0.173292), Swinhope which are provided by:

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Military History

  • In 1900, the occupant of Swinhope House was Rear-Admiral Arthur Hildebrand ALINGTON.  In 1904 he was promoited to Admiral on the Retired List.
     
  • Admiral Arthur Hildebrand ALINGTON died in December, 1925.
     
  • See the War Memorial plaques listed below in St. Helen's Church.
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Military Records

There are two names listed on plaques in Swinhope Church.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the ancient Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the West Lindsey district and parts of Lindsey.
     
  • White's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places this parish, erroneously, in the East Lindsey division of the county.
     
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council and instead they hold periodic Parish Meetings of all the citizens to discuss civic and political issues.
     
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

  Year  Inhabitants
1801 84
1831 126
1851 128
1871 117
1881 140
1891 106
1911 84
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Schools