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  • The parish was in the Brigg 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.
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 650
1851 H.O. 107 / 2116
1861 R.G. 9 / 2399
1871 R.G. 10 / 3430
1891 R.G. 12 / 2626
1901 R.G. 13 / 3101

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Clement.
  • The church was rebuilt on the ancient site in 1873-77.
  • The church appears to be of Saxon or early Norman origin.
  • There is a photograph of the Anglican parish church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • Keith HAVERCROFT has a photograph of St. Clement's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of St. Clement's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Clement's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1559.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Yarborough Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built their chapel here in 1858.
  • David WRIGHT provides a photograph of the Wesleyahn Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.
  • The Primitive Methodists built their chapel here in 1856. 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 Brigg 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 and Travel

Worlaby is both a village and a parish in the far north of Lincolnshire, about 5 miles northeast of Glanford Brigg and 6 miles southwest of Barton. The parish covers about 3,300 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the B1204 Arterial Road north out of Elsham.
  • David WRIGHT provides this photograph of Worlaby village on Geo-graph, taken in 2006.
  • Check out our touring page.

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Historical Geography

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



  • In 1873 a drinking fountain was erected in the center of the village by Sir John Dugdale ASTLEY, baronet.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the drinking fountain on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2008.
  • In 1897 an oak tree was planted on the village green in commemoration of the Queen's Jubilee.


  • Worlaby Hall was pulled down in 1807.
  • David WRIGHT has a photograph of the new Worlaby Hall on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2010.

Military History

David WRIGHT has a photograph of the War Memorial at the Geo-graph site, taken in January, 2006.

Richard CROFT also has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2014.


Military Records

There is a photograph of the memorial in Main Street and the names on it at the Roll of Honour site.


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 Yarborough Wapentake in the Glanford district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the North Lindsey division of the county.
  • You can contact the Worlaby Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed or funded to help you with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the North Lincolnshire Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Brigg petty session hearings.
  • In 1663, John Lord Bellasye, Baron of Worlaby, built a hospital (almshouse) here for four poor women. The almshouse was still standing at last check.
  • David WRIGHT provides this photograph of the Hospital on Geo-graph, taken in 2009.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Glanford Brigg Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 223
1821 262
1831 309
1851 500
1871 557
1891 540
1911 477


  • A Council School was erected in 1872 to hold 120 children. The school was enlarged in 1884.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.