Toynton All Saints



  • The parish was in the Spilsby sub-district of the Spilsby 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 / 647
1851 H.O. 107 / 2109
1861 R.G. 9 / 2374
1871 R.G. 10 / 3391 & 3393A
1901 R.G. 13 / 3075

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • Parts of the church building appear to date from the 13th Century.
  • The church was restored in 1904.
  • The church can seat 200.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron Cole (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • We have a few entries in our Toynton All Saints Parish register extract file. Your additions are welcome.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Bolingbroke Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Lincolnshire Archives hold: bap. 1689-1925; Mar. 1691-1955; Bur. 1689-1925; BTs 1562-1843.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1860 and have extended it twice. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

Toynton All Saints is a village and a parish which lies 125 miles north of London, 1.5 miles south of Spilsby and east-south-east of Horncastle. East Keal parish lies to the west and Stickford parish to the south-west. The parish covers about 1,400 acres.

The village is scattered along the main street. If you are considering a visit to the parish:

  • By automobile, take the A16 trunk road south out of Spilsby or north out of Stickford.
  • Check out our touring page.



Historical Geography

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



  • In the medieval period, circa 1300, ceramic pottery and tiles were made here.
  • There is a tower windmill in the parish from the 19th century which is now a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF392640 (Lat/Lon: 53.155263, 0.079823), Toynton All Saints which are provided by:


Military Records

For a photograph of the Toynton All Saints War Memorial and the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.


Politics & Government

  • The parish was in the East division of the ancient Bolingbroke Wapentake in the East Lindsey district and parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the Bolingbroke Soke.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish (perhaps erroneously) in the South Lindsey division of the county, as does the 1913 Directory.
  • When the Fens were re-alloted in 1881, a portion of this parish's fen allotment went to form the new Wildmore parish.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Spilsby petty session hearings every other Monday.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 229
1831 475
1871 440
1881 338
1891 344
1911 325


  • A National School was built here in 1845.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.