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Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 619
1851 H.O. 107 / 2095
1861 R.G. 9 / 2316
1871 R.G. 10 / 3313
1891 R.G. 12 / 2256

Church History

St. Andrew Church


Church Records


Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Horbling is both a village and a parish just over one mile north of Billingborough and 14 miles east of Grantham. Swaton parish lies to the north. The South Forty Foot Drain completes the eastern border. Bridge End is a small hamlet in Horbling parish, about 1.5 miles east of the village. The parish encompasses over 3,000 acres.

The old Car Dyke passes just east of the village. If you are planning a visit:








Military History


Military Records

Rex JOHNSON provides the following names from the World War I tablet:

The following men from the Parish of Horbling gave their lives in the service of their Country during the Great War 1914-1919.

  1. Fred ARCHER - Tank Corps.
  2. Robert M. BOOTH - 2nd Btn. Lincs
  3. George S. BRUMLEY - Canadians
  4. Alfred C. CLARK - York & Lancs
  5. Charlie CLARK - Lincs
  6. Thomas CLARK - Royal Eng.
  7. Anthony ELLINGWORTH - W. Ridng
  8. George GREGORY - Yorks
  9. Bertram PLUMMER - Suffolk
  10. Allison G. SMITH - Loyal N. Lancs
  11. Albert SMITH - Srgt., Oxford & Bucks
  12. Archie SMITH - King's Royal Rifles
  13. Joseph H. STENNET - Royal Navy
  14. James WATSON - Lincs

"Eternal honour give to those who nobly striving, nobly fell, that we might live."

The only men above identified in the CWGC database are Bertram PLUMMER and Albert SMITH. It is not clear why Albert SMITH is recorded on the plaque in the church.

Rex Johnson provides the following names from the World War II tablet (details added from CWGC where found):

In Honoured memory of the Men of this Parish who gave their lives in the World War 1939-1945

  1. Donald Arthur DAUBNEY - Lincolnshire Regt.
  2. Peter FELGATE - Able Seaman, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Penelope, died 18 Feb. 1944, son of Arthur and Emily.
  3. Frank NICHOLSON - Lincolnshire Regt.
  4. Frederick John SANDALL - Able Seaman, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Rajputana, died 13 APr. 1941, son of Arthur and Harriet of Sleaford.

Rest eternal grant unto them O Lord
And let light perpetual shine upon them.

Peter FELGATE, above, was one of 417 men lost from HMS Penolope, a light cruiser, that was torpedoed and sunk on 18 Feb. 1944. She was the ship that inspired C. S. FORESTER's "The Ship", written in 1943.

The three Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard are for:

  1. Donald Arthur DAUBNEY, lance corp., Royal Engineers, age 23, died 7 Oct. 1939, son of Alfred and Sarah.
  2. William OSBOURNE, corp., Royal Army Ord. Corps, died 13 Sept. 1944, husband of Francis.
  3. Bertram PLUMMER, priv., 11th Btln. Suffolk Regt., age 20, died 27 May 1918, son of Joseph and Ellen.

Names, Geographical


Politics and Governance


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.



The parish grew quickly in the 1800s.

    Year  Inhabitants
1801 387
1831 559
1841 571
1871 578
1881 501
1891 482
1901 445
1911 434
1921 360
1931 375



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