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Help and advice for Wilksby

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  • The parish was in the Tattershall 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.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2370
1871 R.G. 10 / 3385
1891 R.G. 12 / 2600


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church is a relatively modern structure from about 1800.
  • Records indicate that there was a church on this site at the time of King John.
  • The church was renovated in 1895.
  • The church seats 50 people.
  • There is a photograph of All Saints church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Saints' Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

All Saints  Church
  • Here are two photos of All Saints Church, taken by Patricia McCRORY (who retains the copyright):

All Saints Church

All Saints Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1562.
  • The LFHS has published several 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 Tattershall 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

Wilksby is both a village and parish about 5 miles south-southwest of Horncastle. Revesby parish lies to the south and east, and Wood Enderby is the other direction. This parish covers less than 700 acres.

Wilksby village does not appear on most small scale (large area) maps. If you are planning a visit:

  • The "infamous" Wold Panther has been reported as seen in Wilksby area. This large black cat has been reported all over Lincolnshire, but primarily in the Wolds section.
  • See our touring page for more sources.

You can see pictures of Wilksby which are provided by:



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

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Wilksby 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.
  • The parish was in the ancient Horncastle Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The parish was also in the Horncastle Soke.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the South Lindsey district of the county.
  • In April, 1936, this Civil Parish was abolished and the land (550 acres) amalgamated into the Wood Enderby Civil Parish.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 54
1811 53
1821 58
1831 67
1841 89
1851 66
1881 35
1891 50
1911 47