The Community Library at Alford has a local history archive that will prove useful in your research.
- The parish is mentioned in Reginald C. DUDDING's "History of the parish and manors of Alford with Rigsby and Ailby," published 1930, W. K. Morton, 223 pages.
- The parish was in the Alford sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
- Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
- The following surnames were found by Mary Crandall in the 1851 census returns of the parish (See more detail on her web page):
- The table below gives the Census Piece Numbers for the parish, where known.
|1841||H.O. 107 / 648|
|1851||H.O. 107 / 2110|
|1861||R.G. 9 / 2378|
|1871||R.G. 10 / 3395|
|1891||R.G. 12 / 2605|
- The Anglican parish church is dedicated to St. Margaret.
- The church seats about 100 people.
- Here is a photo of St. Margaret's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):
The parish was in the Alford sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
- Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
This village and parish sits about 1.5 miles south of Alford. Ulceby parish borders to the west and Farlesthorpe parish to the east. The parish covers just over 1,600 acres.
A spring rises near the village and becomes one of the sources for Anderby Creek which empties into the North Sea. If you are planning a visit:
- Check our touring page for more sources.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Well to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Well has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF448739 (Lat/Lon: 53.242516, 0.168142), Well which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- In 1930, Major John Richard Chaplin RAWNSLEY resided here in Well Vale. He was born in Louth, LIN. He had been Major of the 12th Royal Lancers, and had received the Military Cross. He died in June 1957 and is buried here in the churchyard.
For a photograph of the Well Roll of Honour and the names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.
- This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
- The parish was in the ancient Calceworth Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
- Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish in the South Lindsey division of the county.
- For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.
- A Public Elementary School was built here to serve the children of Well, Ulceby and Claxby.
- See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.