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  • The parish was in the Withern sub-district of the Louth Registration District.
  • We have a handful of 1901 census surnames in a text file. Your additions are welcome.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known by the page author:
Piece No.
1871 R.G. 10 / 3398
1901 R.G. 13 / 3082


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was destroyed many years before 1840. It was standing in the early 1600s.
  • Residents attend the Anglican church in Burwell.

Church Records

  • The parish register is included in that of Burwell.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several Marriage indexes and a Burial index for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Withern 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

Walmsgate is both a village and a parish. It lies about 8 miles north-west from Alford and about 7 miles south of Louth. Burwell parish lies to the north. The parish covers just over 900 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A16 south out of Louth. The parish will be just beyond Burwell.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.

You can see pictures of Walmsgate which are provided by:



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

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



  • Walmsgate Hall is built of stone on a rise near the village.

Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Louth petty session hearings every other Wednesday.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became part of the Louth Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 50
1831 72
1841 84
1871 90
1881 73
1891 55
1901 64
1911 66


  • The children of this parish attended school in Burwell.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.