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Ecclesiastical archives and parish records

The ecclesiatical archives and parish records reflect the county’s varied religious denominations.

They tell the story of the influence of church and chapel in the lives of the people of Lincolnshire over the centuries. They also show the contribution made by individuals to the religious life of the county.

The important archive relating to Lincoln Cathedral includes many of the oldest archives held at Lincolnshire Archives, such as the writ of William the Conqueror establishing land for the site of the Cathedral in about 1072.

The archives include plans and drawings of the many fine Church of England parish churches, including the designs for many wonderful stained glass windows and wood carvings. They also relate to the organisation and people within church and parish. Denominations such as the Baptists, Methodists, Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Unitarians, Independents and the Society of Friends have also made their archives available to the public through the Archives service.

Parish Records (Church of England)

A catalogue of records deposited by Lincolnshire Church of England parochial church councils.

Please select the letter link below to find your required catalogue of records deposited by Lincolnshire Church of England parochial church councils.

Please note that there are still a large number of catalogues to be added to this website, so please contact Lincolnshire Archives if you cannot find a catalogue for a particular parish.

The records are arranged in accordance with a standard classification scheme as follows:

  1. Registers (baptisms, marriages and burials)
  2. Banns Books
  3. Terriers and Inventories
  4. Tithe
  5. Benefice
  6. Rectory or Vicarage House
  7. Churchwarden
  8. Churchyard and Parish Property
  9. Fabric of the Church
  10. Vestry
  11. Briefs and Forms for Special Services
  12. Constable
  13. Overseer of the Poor
  14. Surveyor of the Highways
  15. Charities
  16. School
  17. Enclosure
  18. Drainage
  19. Registers of Service
  20. Parochial Church Council
  21. Sunday School
  22. Printed
  23. Miscellaneous
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Last updated: 30 June 2016

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