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Help and advice for Waithe

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  • 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:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2387
1871 R.G. 10 / 3410
1891 R.G. 12 / 2611


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


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.
  • 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):

St. Martin's Church

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.

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.

Description and 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 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:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Waithe to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


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.


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.


Names, Geographical

  • The name is often listed as Waythe.

Politics and 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.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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