Ian S. has a photograph of the Churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2018.



  • The parish was in the North-East sub-district of the Lincoln Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 633
1861R.G. 9 / 2363
1871R.G. 10 / 3376

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1814 and again in 1890-91.
  • The church seats 150 persons.
  • There is a photograph of the Anglican parish church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
  • David HITCHBORNE has a photograph of All Saintst Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2004.
  • Here is a photo of All Saints Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1549.
  • We have a small Parish Register Extract text file. Your additions will be welcome.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The United Methodists and the Wesleyan Methodists each had a chapel here.
  • Wendy PARKINSON has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2005.
  • 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 North-East sub-district of the Lincoln Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Faldingworth is both a village and a parish 11 miles north-east of the city of Lincoln and 5 miles south-west of Market Rasen. Spridlington parish lies to the west, Friesthorpe parish to the south-east and the village of Middle Rasen to the north. Faldingworth parish covers just over 2,500 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Take the A46 trunk road between Lincoln and Middle Rasen. The village is about nine miles outside of Lincoln and only three miles from Middle Rasen.
  • See our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Faldingworth which are provided by:





  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Coach and Horses Pub on High Street on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF066847 (Lat/Lon: 53.348457, -0.4001), Faldingworth which are provided by:


Military History

  • The RAF opened an airfield here in the Summer of 1943.
  • Initially, the field was a decoy airfield named "Toft Grange".
  • In addition to British units, the field was home to two squadrons of Free Polish units, the 300 and the 305. Both were bombing squadrons.
  • J. HANNAN-BRIGGS has a photograph of the Church Window Memorial to the flying corps, taken in September, 2014.
  • In 1957 the field resembeld a high-security prison. It had become host to nuclear bombers armed with the H-bomb.
  • The RAF closed the field in 1972.
  • There is a history of Faldingworth Airfield at the Parish Council site.

Military Records

  • There is a memorial to the Polish units at Faldingworth, but no names are on it.
  • The church holds a memorial book with photographs of personnel who served at RAF Faldingworth.

Politics & 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 Lawress Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • In March, 1887, a detached portion of this parish was added to Friesthorpe parish by a Local Government Order.
  • You can contact the local Parish Council about civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to answer family history questions.
  • Consider dropping by the Village Hall and asking for a schedule of forth-coming events. Talks on local history may be shown. J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014. The Hall is on High Street.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard on the 1st Tuesday each month at the Market Rasen petty session hearings.
  • The Earl Brownlow left a charity of £6 and 12s yearly for the parish poor.
  • As a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Lincoln Poor Law Union.




  • A Council School was built here in 1828, then enlarged in 1876 and again in 1889. It serves the parishes of Faldingworth, Buslingthorpe, Freisthorpe and Snarford.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village School on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.