More History

Welton le Wold: An historical walk through the life of a rural Lincolnshire village was published by the Welton le Wold History Group in 2009 (second edition 2010).

Village History Book

The focus of the book is social and community history: to quote from the preface “this book is not intended to be a definitive village history – more a collection of photographs and memories”.

Some copies are still available for purchase.  Please contact us if you are interested.

Over the years village residents have researched various historical topics of relevance to the village and we are publishing some of this material below, for wider interest.

List of Rectors of Welton le Wold

List of Curates at Welton le Wold

Thomas Asgarby, 15th Century Rector of Welton le Wold

Owners of Land in Welton le Wold

The Managers of the Manor, Welton le Wold, 1086-1218, researched by Christopher North

Violent Fields of Welton le Wold – 1202

Alvingham Priory and Welton le Wold – a Keyhole into History

John Sheriff, Constable, 1377

John Sheriff, Freeman & Juryman

The Bells of St Martin’s, Welton le Wold

Map of Welton le Wold in 1721 – Appraisal by Christopher North

The First School

Population trends in Welton le Wold

Welton le Wold Census Analysis (with thanks to Louth Library)

Memorials inside St Martin’s Church

Welton le Wold Memorial Inscriptions (with thanks to Lincolnshire Family History Society).

Index to Memorial Inscriptions.

For some of this information we are indebted to Mrs Phyllis Smith, formerly of the Old Glebe House in Welton le Wold, who researched and collated considerable historical material in the 1960’s.  Below, in a photo from 1961, Phyllis is seen examining medieval pottery fragments uncovered in the village.

Phyllis Smith examining medieval pottery 1961