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Wold Newton

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  • The parish was in the Great Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In April, 1897, the Registration Districts were re-organized and the Grimsby sub-district became its own Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 641
1861 R.G. 9 / 2391
1871 R.G. 10 / 3416
1881 R.G. 11 / 3275
1891 R.G. 12 / 2620

Church History

  • The Danes are reputed to have sacked the first church built here.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints (All Hallows).
  • The church was rebuilt in 1862 in a 13th century style and reconsecrated on 1 Nov. of that year by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • The church seats about 128.
  • A photograph of All Saints church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of All Hallows' Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.
  • Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Lychgate on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.
  • Here is a photo of All Hallows Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

All Hallows Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1578.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a 1641/2 Protestation Return for the Haverstoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel in the village in 1849. For more on researching these chapel records, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Great Grimsby sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • In April, 1897, the Registration Districts were re-organized and the Grimsby sub-district became its own Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish are about 10 miles southwest of Grimsby and 9 miles northwest of Louth. Ravendale parish is to the north. The parish covers about 2,070 acres.

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Historical Geography

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  • In 1828, twenty burial urns were found in a large tumulus in the parish.
  • Elizabeth Davies reports: On 8th July 1893, a terrible thunderstorm swept across Lincolnshire. My Gt Gt Grandfather, James HATCLIFFE, was out in the fields muck spreading, with his two sons, on the farm of Mr COATES, at Wold Newton. Seeing the wild lightning, he shouted "Better throw your siles, lads", but as he raised his to throw it from him, he was hit by lightning. He was killed, and worse, fell against his 14 year old son Tom and transmitted the shock to the boy, who also died. The case came before the coroner, Mr C B MOODY, who recorded a verdict of accidental death.


  • Wold Newton Manor was the property and residence of William M. WRIGHT in 1912.

Military History

  • There is a War Memorial inside the church at Wold Newton.
  • There is also a "wayside" cross at the north end of the village that was erected in 1921 after a public subscription. This cross is in memory of the men who died in World War I.
  • There is a back story about the memorial with some interesting details.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Wold Newton War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Roll of Honour site.


Names, Geographical

  • "Wold Newton" is also known as "Newton Wold" or "Newton-le-Wold".

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire and became a Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake in the Central Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1912 Directory of Lincolnshire reports, perhaps erroneously, that the parish was in the East Lindsey division of the county.
  • District governance is provided by the North-East Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



Year Inhabitants
1801 99
1831 158
1871 180
1881 165
1891 172
1901 146
1911 144
1921 134
1931 145


  • A National School was built here in 1845.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.