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  • 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:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2303
1871 R.G. 10 / 3422
1891 R.G. 12 / 2622


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Swinhope area or see them printed on a map.


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):

St. Helen's Church

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.

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.

Description and 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:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Swinhope to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


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.



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



  • 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.

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.

Military Records

There are two names listed on plaques in Swinhope Church.


Politics and 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.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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