Beesby in the Marsh, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Beesby-in-the-Marsh, a parish in Lincolnshire, 3 miles NNE of Alford station on the G.N.R. It has a post office under Alford, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1200 ; population, 127. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln ; net yearly value, £315 with residence. The church, originally an ancient building dating from the 12th century, and said to have been rebuilt in 1841, was in such a dilapidated state that it was restored in 1889. The south wall of the nave was rebuilt on a fresh foundation, new windows were put in throughout, and the whole of the interior restored. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Beesby 1565-1837, Lincolnshire is available to browse online.

Findmypast, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Archives, have made the Lincolnshire Parish Registers, 1538-1911 available to browse online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Old maps of Beesby in the Marsh are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lincolnshire papers online: