Bardney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lincolnshire.

Other places in the parish include: Osgodby, Southrow, Snakeholme, and Southrey.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:


  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1561


  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Langton by Wragby
  • Minting
  • Apley
  • Metheringham
  • Nocton
  • Branston
  • Potter Hanworth
  • Bucknall
  • Stainfield
  • Tupholme
  • Gautby
  • Dunston

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARDNEY, a village and a parish in the district and county of Lincoln. The village stands on the river Witham, adjacent to the Lincoln and Boston railway, 5½ miles E by S of Lincoln; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Wragby. It dates from ancient times; and was called by the Saxons Bardanig or Bealthanig. The parish includes also the hamlet of Southrow. Acres, 5, 490. Real property, £8, 653. Pop., 1,425. Houses, 298. An abbey was founded, about ½ a mile west of the village, in 697, by Ethelred, king of Mercia; who himself afterwards became abbot of it till his death. It is said to have had 300 monks; but was destroyed, in 870, by the Danes; lay in ruins upwards of 200 years; was re-edified, in the time of William the Conqueror, for Benedictine monks, by Gilbert de Gaunt, Earl of Lincoln; and passed, at the dissolution, to Sir Robert Tirwhit. The later abbots were styled Lords of Lindsey, and were peers in parliament. Not a vestige of the edifice now exists. A large barrow occurs in theneighbourhood, said to have been the grave of King Ethelred; and is surmounted by a modern cross, erected to his memory. The parish is a meet for the Burton hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church consists of nave, aisle, chancel, and tower. There are three Wesleyan chapels. A free school has £136, and other charities £70.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

Lincolnshire Archives & Family History Groups

Lincolnshire Archives

North East Lincolnshire Archives


England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990

Lincolnshire Marriages

North Lincs Gravestone Photos

Lincolnshire Cemetery Records

Lincolnshire Gravestone Photos

Lincolnshire Convicts Database

Gazetter & Directory of Lincolnshire

Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire 1909

Genuki Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire RAF History

Lincolnshire Roll of Honour

Lincolnshire War Graves

Lincolnshire Police Roll of Honour

Lost Pubs of Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Will Abstracts

Lincoln Wills 1505-1530

Boston Workhouse

Bourne Workhouse

Gainsborough Workhouse

Grantham Workhouse

Grimsby Workhouse

Lincoln Workhouse

Spalding Workhouse

Stamford Workhouse

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Lincolnshire
  • Civil Registration District: Lincoln
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Wraggoe
  • Poor Law Union: Lincoln
  • Hundred: Wraggoe
  • Province: Canterbury

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