Thorpe in the Fallows



  • The parish was in the North-East sub-district of the Lincoln 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 / 2364
1871 R.G. 10 / 3377

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was allowed to decay prior to 1842.

Church Records

  • There is no Anglican parish register. The parishioners attended church in Aisthorpe, where their records were recorded in that parish's register.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Lawres Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the North-East sub-district of the Lincoln Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Thorpe in the Fallows is a small parish about 8 miles north of the city of Lincoln. Scampton parish lies to the south and Cammeringham parish to the north. The River Till passes through the western edge of the parish. The parish covers only about 850 acres.

Thorpe in the Fallows was, for many centuries, just four farms. There is no village as such. If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the B1398 north out of Lincoln. Turn left onto the A1500 arterial road. The parish will be on your right just past Scampton.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
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Historical Geography

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



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK916806 (Lat/Lon: 53.314421, -0.62654), Thorpe in the Fallows which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

  • The parish is also known as "Thrope West" and "Thorpe-le-Fallows".

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 Lawress Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Lincoln (Lindsey) petty sessions held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 56
1821 40
1831 62
1841 51
1851 56
1871 67
1891 39
1911 35