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  • The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle 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 / 648
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3379
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Waddingworth area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret.
  • In 1900, the church was closed and used only as a mortuary chapel.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared this church redundant in April of 1975. In March of 1978 it saw new life as a store.
  • There is a photograph of St. Margaret's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of St Margaret's Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2004.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Margaret's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Saint Margaret's Church

Church Records

  • The parish register dates from 1640.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This village and parish is 6 miles north-west of Horncastle. The parish only covers about 940 acres.

Janet Horton-Payne tells us that the village now consists of "St. Margaret's Church and a large house." If you are planning a visit:

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Historical Geography

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


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • For governance, the parish was in the ancient Gartree Wapentake in the East Lindsey district and parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Horncastle petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union.
  • In 1848, Mrs. BAKER left the interest on £300 for the poor, distributed in coal.


Year Inhabitants
1801 59
1811 49
1821 59
1831 63
1851 71
1841 64
1871 56
1881 66
1891 54
1911 59


  • The children of this parish attended schools in the nearby parishes of Horsington, Minting and Bucknall.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.