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The Society’s Town Archive
Documents, Photographs and Memories of Horncastle

The archives are now held at the Joseph Banks Centre on Bridge Street in Horncastle. It is usually open Wednesdays 10.00am to 12.30pm. Or by appointment on 01507 622749. Please note that during Lockdown, the Archives have moved permanently from Watson’s Yard to The Joseph Banks Centre on Bridge Street. It is intended to extend the opening hours when the Centre is allowed to re-open.

 Photograph Albums - The following albums are available for viewing at the Archive Centre.

  • Businesses & Shops 
  • Canal
  • Churches
  • College Album
  • Dymokes
  • Events
  • Floods
  • Groups & Societies
  • Holmleigh Children's Home
  • Horse Fair
  • Important Buildings
  • Local Families
  • Non-Conformism
  • Public Houses
  • Railway
  • Road Transport 
  • Roman Wall
  • Schools
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Streets A-Z
  • Villages


 Note - the following documents are available to download are in PDF format. Click the link to download the file. The actual documents can be viewed at the Archive Centre. A small fee is made for non-members.



Famous People



  • The Canal
  • The Railway
  • Jubilee Way
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List of documents relating to Transport



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Articles and Books on Churches
Newspaper articles on Churches

Other Documents

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List of important Buildings
List of documents about Schools
List of books held at the Archives
List of booklets held at the Archives
Documents relating to Legal matters

List of documents about Horncastle Pubs



Parish Register 1877-1878
Births Deaths and Marriages recorded over a nine month period, 1877-1878

An interesting record of Births Deaths and Marriages recorded over a nine month period. There is also a record of the weather for each month. Ideal resource for family history.


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Click to download -- Parish-Reg-1878.pdf
(PDF file, 635KB)

1851 Census Data for Horncastle
Can you find your ancestors? Want to know what the town was like 170 years ago?

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Click to download -- 1851 Census Data.pdf

Click to download -- 1851 Street Index.pdf


List of documents held at our Archive Centre.