• The parish was in the Barton sub-district of the Glanford Brigg 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:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 650
1861 R.G. 9 / 2402
1871 R.G. 10 / 3435
1881 R.G. 11 / 3289
1891 R.G. 12 / 2629
1901 R.G. 13 / 3107

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church here is dedicated to Saint Andrew.
  • The church was partially rebuilt in 1851.
  • The church seats aboout 200.
  • There is a photograph of St. Andrew's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site, taken by Paul FENWICK.
  • David WRIGHT has a good photograph of the Church Tower on Geo-graph, taken in 2007.
  • Here is a photo of St. Andrew's church, taken by (and copyright of) Ron COLE.



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1563.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1821. The Wesleyan Methodists built one in 1857.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in 2010. The chapel was recently converted into a private house.
  • For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Barton sub-district of the Glanford Brigg Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Wootton is a village and a parish about 4 miles south of the Humber River and 5 miles south-east of Barton. Ulceby parish lies to the south-east. The parish covers almost 3,000 acres.

The village of Wootton lies between two ranges of the Wold Hills. If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A1077 arterial road north out of Ulceby or south out of Barrow-on-Humber.
  • The village has a very pretty pond, near to the church, popular with local children. David WRIGHT has a photograph of the village pond on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Wootton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • The Nag's Head Public House has provided a popular conversation spot. The inn is still functioning and recently earned a 5-star rating. These are the names associated with the place in various directories:
Year Person
1842 -- not listed --
1868 George COOK, vict.
1872 Jonathan SCHOFIELD, vict.
1882 Edward DALE, horse breaker
1889 Albert OSBOURN
1913 Henry COUPLAND
1930 Thos. AYSCOUGH

The Nag's Head census in 1881 included one servant and one lodger (Ref: RG 11/3289, folio 8):

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
Head Edward DALE M 35 Kirmington, Lincolnshire
wife Hannah DALE F 40 Kirmington, Lincolnshire
son Frederick DALE M 13 Melton, Lincolnshire
daugh. Annie E. DALE F 12 Melton, Lincolnshire
son Henry E. DALE M 11 Goxhill, Lincolnshire
daugh. Laura DALE F 9 Goxhill, Lincolnshire
son Tom DALE M 7 Goxhill, Lincolnshire
servant Ellen LACEY F 16 Barton, Lincolnshire
lodger Ashton HOWSON M 21 Ferraby (Ferriby Sluice in Barton?), Lincolnshire


  • Wootton Hall was built in 1796 in a park of 114 acres and was still standing in 1913. It was the home in 1871 of John FERRABY and in 1913 of Miss FERRABY.
  • In 1930, James William FARROW was residing in Wootton Hall.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA087161 (Lat/Lon: 53.630389, -0.35697), Wootton which are provided by:


Military Records

There is a photograph the War Memorial plaques on the Lytch gate and the names thereon at the Roll of Honour site.


Names, Geographical

  • Wootton is also known as "Wootton le Wold".

Politics & 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 Yarborough Wapentake in the Glanford district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Should you wish to contact the Wootton Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, they are on Facebook. They are NOT staffed to assist you with family history searches.
  • District governance is currently provided by the North Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law



Year Inhabitants
1801 333
1831 459
1841 529
1871 597
1891 506
1911 463
2001 492


  • The school was founded here in 1727 by John FAULDING to educate as free scholars the children of Wootton, Ulceby and Thornton Curtis. The school was rebuilt in 1865.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.