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Wood Enderby

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  • The parish was in the Tetford 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.
1841 H.O. 107 / 650
1861 R.G. 9 / 2371
1871 R.G. 10 / 3383

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Benedict.
  • The church was built of green sandstone.
  • Portions of the church were rebuilt with warm-tinted sandstone in 1860.
  • The church was restored in 1892.
  • The church seats 130.
  • The church was declared redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in July, 1976. About two years later it began life as a store. It currently stands un-used.
  • There is a recent photograph of the church at Geograph.
  • There is a photograph of St. Benedict's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Benedict's Church taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Benedict's Church
  • Here are two other photos of St. Benedict's Church, taken by Patricia McCRORY (who retains the copyright):

St. Benedict's Church

St. Benedict's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1561.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Lincolnshire Archives hold opies of the parish register for baptisms 1561-1974; marriages 1563-1965; burials 1561-1979; and Bishop's transcripts for 1561-1855.
  • The parish had a Wesleyan Methodists chapel built in 1876 (it replaced an older building). For information and assistance in researching this chapel, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Tetford sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Wood Enderby is both a village and a parish in the Wold hills, about 4 miles south of Horncastle. Scrivelsby parish lies to the north and Haltham parish to the west.

Wood Enderby village is a smallish place, with a small rivulet running past the north end of the village. If you are planning a visit:

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Historical Geography

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



  • Patricia McCRORY (who retains the copyright) offers these pictures of what we believe is the Manor House in Wood Enderby:

Manor House

Manor House distant

Military Records

There is one known casualty from World War II. See the information on hims at The War Graves Project.


Names, Geographical

  • The name appears in the 1086 Domesday Book as Endrebi.
    A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincolnshire 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.
  • The fen allotment for this parish was transferred to Wildmore parish when that parish was formed.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire reports, perhaps erroneously, that the parish was in the South Lindsey division of the county.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Horncastle petty session hearings held every Saturday.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 153
1811 183
1821 183
1831 210
1841 161
1851 205
1871 276
1881 168
1891 147
1911 106