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  • The parish was in the Gainsborough sub-district of the Gainsborough Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.

Church History

  • I have no Church History for Thonock.

Church Records

  • Residents of this parish used either the churches at Gainsborough or the church at Morton.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes for the Corringham Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Gainsborough sub-district of the Gainsborough Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began, for this parish, in Sept., 1894.

Description and Travel

Thonock is a parish about 2 miles north of Gainsborough. The parish covers about 1,040 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Byautomobile, take the A159 arterial north out of Gainsborough. It passes thru the heart of Thonock.
  • Jonathan BILLINGER has a photograph of the A159 through Thonock on Geo-graph, taken in 2007.
  • There is a Golf Club in Thonock. Tele: 01427 613088.
  • See our touring page for more sources.

You can see pictures of Thonock which are provided by:



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Historical Geography

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



  • Thonock Hall, the seat of Sir Hickman B. Bacon in 1912, is a plain mansion of brick and stone. It had been a HICKMAN family seat for centuries.

Politics and Government

  • The civil parish was created in September, 1895, from part of Gainsborough parish when the hamlet of Thonock was incorporated as a parish.
  • The parish was in the ancient Well Wapentake (WellHundred) in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In the 1900s the parish was in the Corringham Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1974.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Gainsborough Poor Law Union when the parish was created.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Gainsborough petty session hearings.


Year Inhabitants
1891 96
1901 80
1911 82
1921 114
1931 70
1951 64


  • The children of this parish attended school at Morton.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.