• 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.
1841 H.O. 107 / 646
1861 R.G. 9 / 2393
1871 R.G. 10 / 3422
1891 R.G. 12 / 2622

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was built in the 13th century.
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1908.
  • The church seats about 80.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of the small All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2004.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1561.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a protestation index for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The church was, for a while, part of the short-lived West Walshcroft rural Deanery.
  • 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 & Travel

Thorganby is both a small village and parish which sits in a valley of the Wolds about 9 miles north-east of Market Rasen and 7 miles south-east of Caistor. Swinhope parish sits to the south-east and and Hatcliffe parish to the north. The parish covers about 1,600 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B1203 arterial road north out of Binbrook or south out of Grimsby.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Thorganby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Thorganby Hall, long the seat of the WILLOUGHBY family, is an ancient mansion.
  • Thomas SKIPWORTH and his wife Maria occupied Thorganby Hall in 1856.
  • Trevor SOWRAY has an excellent photograph of Thorganby Hall on Images of England, taken in 2001.
  • Thorganby Hall has a commercial website offering accommodations.


  • The national grid reference is TF 2197.
  • 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 TF208977 (Lat/Lon: 53.46235, -0.182219), Thorganby which are provided by:


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Walshcroft Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Thorganby has a Parish Council, but I could find no information on file for it.
  • 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 on the 1st Tuesday each month at the Market Rasen petty session hearings.


 Year  Inhabitants
1801 88
1831 108
1851 120
1871 137
1881 144
1891 140
1901 134
1911 152
1931 122


  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1868 by the 3rd Earl of Yarborough.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.