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


Ancient County Lincolnshire
Hundred Calceworth
Poor Law union Louth

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Beesby-in-the Marsh (St. Andrew) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Beesby in the Marsh are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps) (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy). (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

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