The following parishes and places formed the Louth Poor Law Union:

Aby with Greenfield, Alvingham, Authorpe, Beesby in the Marsh, Belleau, Binbrook, Biscathorpe, Brackenborough, Burgh on Bain, Burwell, Calcethorpe, Castle Carlton, Claythorpe, Conisholme, Donington on Bain, East Wykeham, Farforth cum Maidenwell, Fotherby, Gayton le Marsh, Gayton le Wold, Great Carlton, Grimblethorpe, Grimoldby, Hainton, Hallington, Hannah cum Hagnaby, Haugh, Haugham, Keddington, Kelstern, Legbourne, Little Carlton, Little Cawthorpe, Little Grismby, Louth, Ludford Magna and Parva, Mablethorpe, Maltby le Marsh, Manby, Muckton, North Cockerington, North Elkington, North Ormsby, North Reston, North Somercotes, Oxcombe, Raithby cum Maltby, Ruckland, Salesby with Thoresthorpe, Saltfleetby All Saints, Saltfleetby St Clement, Saltfleetby St Peter, Skidbrook, South Cockerington, South Elkington, South Reston, South Somercotes, South Thoresby, South Willingham, Stenigot, Stewton, Strubby with Woodthorpe, Swaby, Tathwell, Theddelethorpe All Saints, Teddlethorpe St Helen, Tothill, Trusthorpe, Utterby, Walmsgate, Welton le Wold, Withcall, Withern with Stain, Worlaby and Wyham cum Cadeby.

Records held at Lincolnshire Archives (this list includes most of the records held):

N.B. Many of these records are closed for 100 years

  • Board and Officers Salaries registers 1923-1930
  • Register of Assistant Overseers 1926
  • Minutes of the Board of Guardians 1837-1864, 1866-1930
  • Boarding-out Committee minutes 1906-1930
  • Finance Committee minutes 1903-1912
  • House Committee minutes 1925-27
  • Scattered Homes Committee minutes 1913-25


  • General Ledger 1853-1855
  • Treasurer’s Account 1923-1928
  • Letter book 1861-1865
  • Admission and Discharge registers 1872-85, 1900-01, 1903-06, 1909-14, 1916-34
  • Register of Births c1847-65, 1910-36
  • Register of Deaths 1837-66, 1914-30
  • Creed Registers 1869-83, 1888, 1890-1930
  • House Committee reports 1925-1929
  • Casual Poor Admission and Discharge registers 1906-1908, 1929-1930
  • Returns of deaths of infants under 12 months of age (Vaccination Officer) 1889-94
  • School attendance committee minutes 1885-93, 1896-1902