Wyham cum Cadeby



  • The parish was in the Binbrook sub-district of the Louth 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
1851 H.O. 107 / 2112
1861 R.G. 9 / 2384
1871 R.G. 10 / 3406
1891 R.G. 12 / 2609

Church History

  • There was a monastry here (a nunnery, actually) in medieval times, with its fish ponds and farm buildings, but today the area is a farming estate.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church building was constructed from chalk stone.
  • All Saints was thoroughly restored in 1886.
  • The church seats about 90 people.
  • The Diocese of Lincoln declared All Saints redundant in April, 1982. In December of that year the church was sold as a monument.
  • There is a photograph of All Saints Church, taken by Paul Fenwick on the Wendy Parkinson web site.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron Cole (who retains the copyright):


  • Cadeby is considered a "chapelry" of Wyham.
  • In the distant past, there was a nunnery at Cadeby, with a chapel attached. All that is left is a mound now.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1695.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes for the Louthesk Deanery to make your search easier.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

This parish consists of two hamlets, Wyham and Cadeby. The parish is about 7 miles north of Louth, but the hamlets are so small that they do not appear on most small scale (large area) maps. The parish is just west of Ludborough parish. The parish covers about 1,500 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A16 trunk road north out of Louth. Turn west where the A18 trunk road splits off from the A16. Just as that road turns north, you are in the parish.
  • Alternatively, take the A18 through Ludborough towards Hawerby / North Thoresby. Wyham is on the road from A18 towards Kelstern or Binbrook. [Nicola Pike]
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Wyham cum Cadeby which are provided by:




Historical Geography

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



  • Wyham House, parts of which date from the 14th century, stands near the church in Wyham. It is the former seat of the ELLIS family.
  • Cadeby Hall, at last report, stands empty and boarded up.
  • John BEAL has contributed these photographs of Cadeby Hall (and he retains the copyright to them):



  • John BEAL also has these 2008 photographs of Cadeby Hall (and he retains the copyright to them):







  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF266948 (Lat/Lon: 53.434799, -0.09553), Wyham cum Cadeby which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

  • Wyham is thought to be a place of great antiquity, as the name means in Old English 'a heathen temple'. [Sheila Coy]
  • Cadeby appears in the 1086 Domesday Book as "catebi". [Sheila Coy]

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 Ludborough Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • The citizens of this parish have decided to forego a formal parish council and instead hold periodic Parish Meetings to discuss civic and political issues.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

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


Year Inhabitants
1801 83
1831 94
1841 115
1851 128
1871 100
1881 139
1891 121
1901 112
1911 94


  • There was a small school built at Wyham in 1854, but it was abandoned about 1872 when a new, larger school was built at Ormsby.
  • The children of Wyham attended school at North Ormsby and/or Utterby.
  • The children of Cadeby attended school at Ludborough and Wold Newton.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.