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  • The parish was in the Benington sub-district of the Boston 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 / 612
1861 R.G. 9 / 2332
1871 R.G. 10 / 3335
1891 R.G. 12 / 2571

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saints Mary and Nicholas.
  • Built of stone, it may have portions that date back to Norman times.
  • The church was restored in 1875-8.
  • The church roof and the seats were repaired in 1896.
  • The church seats 563.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Mary & St. Nicholas' church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2006.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Mary and St. Nicholas Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

Church Records

  • The parish register dates back to 1653.
  • We have the beginnings of a Parish Register Extract in a pop-up text file. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
  • The LFHS has published several indexes for the Holland East Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The town had a Wesleyan Methodist and Primitive Methodist chapels.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel built in 1842 on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2007.
  • 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 Benington sub-district of the Boston Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

This village and parish adjoin the North Sea about 9 miles northeast of Boston. Leake parish is to the west and Friskney parish to the north east. The parish covers a bit more than 6,500 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A52 north out of Boston. It passes through Wrangle village.
  • Colin PYLE has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken on a wet day in February, 2018.
  • Check our Touring page for additional resources.
You can see pictures of Wrangle which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • In 1900, the Coast Guard station's Officer in Charge was Robert TAYLOR.
  • From a 2005 newspaper article: "A DILAPIDATED old windmill at Wrangle has been beautifully restored into a family home. The mill, dating back from the 1820s, was in a dire state when developer Brian Eastick and Boston builder Charlie Hunt took on the mammoth task of returning the structure, steeped in history, to its former glory. The floors were unsafe, inside walls white-washed and pigeons were busy nesting, but the duo, who have been working together for 18 years, were undeterred."
  • A local boy's experience in Wrangle: See Linda Sokalofsky's granduncle's note.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF427512 (Lat/Lon: 53.039041, 0.12689), Wrangle which are provided by:


Military History

J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Wrangle War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2020.

There is a photograph of the War Memorial at the Parish Council site.

In the church there is an American flag and a brass plaque commemorating the crew of a US Liberator bomber that crashed on Wrangle Common in 1944 after "icing up". One crew member survived.

Adrian S. PYE has a photograph of the USAAF Liberator crash memorial plaque on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2020.


Military Records

The British Legion has compiled this list of the Wrangby Roll of Honour as a Portable Document File.


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 Skirbeck Wapentake in the Holland division in the parts of Holland.
  • Some sources indicate that the parish was in the Aswardhurn Wapentake, perhaps in the early 1900s, as a result of boundary realignments.
  • You may contact the local Parish Council regarding civic or politcal issues, but they can NOT do family history searches for you.
  • For today's district governance, visit the local Boston Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Kirton and Skirbeck petty session hearings.
  • A number of charities combined to yield about £80 per year in 1900 for poor assistance.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Boston Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 732
1831 1,030
1881 1,165
1891 1,084
1911 1,080


  • A School Board was formed in 1885.
  • The Low Grounds School was built in 1861 to hold 86 children, later enlarged to hold 100.
  • The Central School on Wainfleet Road was built in 1898 to hold 159 children.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.