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Archives & Libraries

The Library at Louth will prove useful in your research.

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Cemeteries

David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of the Churchyard at St. Martin's on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2004.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Tetney sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
     
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2387
1871 R.G. 10 / 3410
1891 R.G. 12 / 2611
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Martin.
     
  • The church dates from early Norman times. It was entirely rebuilt in 1869.
     
  • The church seats about 100 people.
     
  • The church was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in July, 2002.
     
  • The church is a Grade I listed structure with English Heritage.
     
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of St Martin's Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2004.
     
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the church interior of this beautiful little church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2008.
     
  • Here is a photo of St. Martin's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1698.
     
  • We have started a parish register extract. Your additions to this are welcome.
     
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a 1641/2 Protestation Return for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
     
  • Some 1900 Lincolnshire Directories show the parish in the rural deanery of South Grantham.
     
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

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

Waithe (or Waythe) is a small parish and village on the road between Louth and Grimsby. Tetney parish is to the north-east and Grainsby parish to the south. The parish is a long, narrow rectangle, siting like a pedestal under Holton le Clay parish, and it covers only about 750 acres.

The Tetney rivulet runs near the village. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A16 trunk road south out of Grimsby for about 6 miles.
     
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Waithe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA284007 (Lat/Lon: 53.487354, -0.066292), Waithe which are provided by:

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Military History

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Military Records

For a photograph of the Waithe Roll of Honour and a list of the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.

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Names, Geographical

  • The name is often listed as Waythe.
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Lincoln and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • The parish was in the ancient Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
     
  • The parish is part of the "North Thoresby, Grainsby and Waithe Parish Council".
     
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey Govt. Council.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth Petty Session Court every other Wednesday.
     
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, the parish became part of the Louth Poorlaw Union.
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Population

Year Inhabitants
1801 41
1831 31
1841 49
1871 58
1881 60
1891 55
1901 61
1911 67
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Schools