Archives & Libraries

The Community Library at Caistor has a local history archive that will prove useful in your research.

Nearby Market Rasen also has a good Community Library with helpful volunteers.



  • The parish was in the Market Rasen 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.
1841 H.O. 107 / 646
1861 R.G. 9 / 2396
1871 R.G. 10 / 3426
1891 R.G. 12 / 2624

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • Portions of the church date to Norman times. The tower is of late Norman origin. The church was restored in 1872 and the tower in 1881. The church was reroofed in 1891.
  • The church seats 250.
  • The church Vicarage is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1714.
  • We have a partial parish register extract for you to search and to add to with your own findings.
  • And John FEWLASS contributes this extract from the Parish Register from 1714 on.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists and Primitive Methodists each had a chapel here, as did the Free Methodists. For more on these chapels and their records, check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Wesleyan Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2008.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Market Rasen 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 & Travel

This parish and large village sits on the River Rase, a tributary to the River Ancholme. It is four miles northeast of Market Rasen, 19 miles northeast of Lincoln and 8 miles south of Caistor. The parish covers about 3,320 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, the village sits astride the B1203 trunk road between Binbrook and Market Rasen.
  • Check out local bus service from Stamford at the Carlberry Bus Service site for schedules and routes.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Tealby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Tealby is thought to be a Roman military retirement area.
  • The Tealby Hoard is a collection of coins found in 1807 in an urn.
  • John FIRTH has a photograph of the Kings Head Public House on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2010.
  • Ian S. has a photograph of the Old Barn Public House on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2011.


  • Bayons Manor, built in the early 1800s, was the seat of the TENNYSON family. It was, at one point, owned by Charles TENNYSON, uncle of Alfred Lord TENNYSON. The house was derelict in 1944 and it was demolished in 1964.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF156908 (Lat/Lon: 53.401294, -0.262299), Tealby which are provided by:


Military History

  • See the War Memorials and the inscriptions on them at All Saints Church.
  • There is one Commonwealth War Grave in the churchyard from World War I. There are four from World War II.

Names, Geographical

  • The village name is given as "Tevelby" in the 1086 Domesday Book.
  • "Tealby" is rendered as "Tevilby" in some older records.

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 southern division of the ancient Walshcroft Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • White's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the East Lindsey division of the county.
  • You can contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed or funded to assist you with family history questions.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Market Rasen petty session hearings.


 Year Inhabitants
1801 469
1831 824
1841 996
1871 677
1891 585
1911 488


  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1857, but destroyed by fire in Feb. 1889. It was rebuilt shortly thereafter and could hold up to 200 children. The average attendance in 1911 was 62.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the new Tealby School on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2008.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.