Thorpe on the Hill



  • "The Thorpe Story" by Bill and Connie WILSON. It may be privately published. It has lots of history about the place and the people who lived there.


  • The parish was in the South West 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.
1841 H.O. 107 / 623
1861 R.G. 9 / 2354
1871 R.G. 10 / 3365
1891 R.G. 12 / 2587

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael.
  • In 1912 the whole of the church, with the exception of the tower, was pulled down and rebuilt on new foundations.
  • The church is constructed of Weldon stone and has a barrel-style roof.
  • The church seats 200.
  • There is a photograph of St. Michael's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a pretty photograph of St. Michael's Church at night on Geo-graph, taken in 2007.
  • Here is a photo of St. Michael's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1695.
  • The LFHS has published several indexes (marriage and burial) for the Graffoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The John Hunt Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built here in 1909. Richard CROFT has a photograph of this Wesleyan church on Geo-graph, taken in 2008.
  • The Free (or United) Methodists built their chapels here prior to 1930. To research these chapels, check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the South West 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 on the Hill is both a village and a parish south-west of the city of Lincoln and 130 miles north of London. The parish is bordered on the west by Eagle parish and on the south by Haddington township in Aubourn parish.

If you are planning a visit:

You can see pictures of Thorpe on the Hill which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Thorpe on the Hill 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 SK908656 (Lat/Lon: 53.180167, -0.643387), Thorpe on the Hill which are provided by:


Politics & Government


Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • A charitable bequest distributed 32 shillings twice a year to the deserving poor.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Lincoln South petty session hearings.


Year Inhabitants
1801 190
1811 175
1821 235
1831 273
1841 342
1871 350
1891 322
1911 291


  • There was a small National School here by 1900.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.