All about Caistor in Lincolnshire, UK

A Georgian & Victorian Market Town located in the ancient kingdom of Lindsey with 56 Grade 2 Listed Buildings, 2 Grade 1 Listed Buildings, A Scheduled Ancient Monument and over 160 Significant Archaeological Finds including 2 Medieval Fish Ponds. Caistor was a Medieval borough, First mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 as `Castre' and in the Danelaw Charters and Pipe Rolls of 1197 - 1198. Located on the North Western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) 600ft above sea level the land falls away dramatically providing spectacular views of the Ancholme and Trent valleys.

See the detailed description below. Well worth a visit.

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Caistor Community


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Caistor Amateur Dramatic Society (CATS)

Web Site

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre,
28 Plough Hill, Caistor, LN7 6LZ

Web Site (01472 851605)
Walkers are Welcome
Rod Collins Visitors Review - April 2012
Rod Collins Visitors Review - January 2013
Rod Collins Art Exhibition Reviews
BIG Lottery Grant
Watch the video introduction

Caistor Canal

Description and Photos

Caistor Canal: Reference

Caistor Civic Society

Walks around the town
Guided walks
Blue Plaques

Caistor Cricket Club

Web Site

Caistor Crusaders Football Club

Caistor Directory Entry

Caistor Development Trust

Review of Projects
Various Documents


Caistor Directory - Please help us keep the directory up to date. Send an email to with any changes or additions.

Alphabetical List
New entry / update form
Room Hire

Caistor Flower Club

Programme 2016

Caistor Equestrian Centre

On Face Book

Caistor Grammar School Academy

Caistor Grammar School Academy (01472 851250)
Caistor Grammar School From Wikipedia
Caistor Grammar School Records 1631 - 1932
Fitness Suite

CGS - Old Caistorians

Old Caistorians
CGS Getogether 11-Oct-06
1960 Case against school closure
1960 Protest Walk to Lincoln

Caistor Hospital

History of Caistor Hospital
Caistor Work House
Burial Ground

Caistor In Bloom

Caistor In Bloom web site

Caistor Lions

Caistor Lions Events
Lions Club International

Caistor Male Voice Choir

Web Page


Caistor Multi Use Centre,
19 South Street, Caistor, LN7 6UB

Web Pages (01472 859017)
Really Useful Stuff handbook

Caistor Neighbourhood Policing Team

Web Pages

Caistor Primary School

Home Page (01472 851396)
Photo - Male Voice Choir Carol Service

Caistor Sports & Social Club

Sports Clubs and Management Committee
History of the Sports Ground

Caistor Town Council

Neighbourhood Plan
Town Council Web Pages
Town Councillors
Caistor Parish Records
Walkers are Welcome

Caistor Town Plan - May 2010

Town Plan - May 2010

Caistor Town Hall,
High Street, Caistor, LN7 6TJ

Web Pages

Caistor Twinning Association

Caistor Twinning

Caistor Yarborough Academy

Web Site (01472 851383)

First Responder Scheme

Lives - First Responders
Newsletter 2015

Government - Central & Local

European Union
10 Downing Street
Lincolnshire County Council
West Lindsey District Council
Caistor Town Council

Historical Buildings

Grammar School
NatWest Bank
Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul
Listed Buildings in Caistor
British Listed Buildings - Caistor
Ancient Monuments - Caistor

Historical Information

1681 - The Great Fire
1904 - Beginnings of a Bus Service
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A History of Caistor
Caer-Corrie Early British Kingdoms
Caistor Chairs
Caistor Conservation Area Appraisal 2008
Caistor Grammar School Records 1631 - 1932
Caistor in 1839
Caistor Rural District Council
GENUKI - Lincolnshire Census Pages
Historical Documents/Links
Historical Notes by P.B.G Binnall F.S.A.
Imperial Gazette Report 1870-72
Key Dates in Caistor's History
Newspaper Clippings 1834 - 1891
New Zealand Emmigration in the 1870's
Pelhams Pillar
R.A.F. Caistor
Racing at Caistor
R.A.F. Caistor, Lincolnshire
Simon Zelotes - Disciple and Martyr
The Bells of St. Peter & St. Paul
The Pilgrimage of Grace
Thor Missile Site at former RAF Caistor
Vision of Britain - Caistor
What happened to Simon Zelotes
White's Directory1856
William Pybus Clock

Visitor Reviews

Lincolnshire Today - February 2015

Lincolnshire Life April 2013

Street Map of Caistor

Openstreet Map of Caistor


Caistor Slide Show
Lincolnshire Churches

Plough Hill, Caistor

Caistor in the Lincolnshire Wolds 

Caistor is an attractive Georgian market town with a history dating back to Roman times and is situated in the ancient Kingdom of Lindsey. It is unique in it's architecture and location and is regularly described by experts as a 'jewel'. It has 56 Grade II listed buildings, 2 Grade I Listed buildings, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, 2 Medieval Fish Ponds and over 160 significant archaeological finds. In numerical terms, the number of listed buildings makes Caistor the most important Conservation Area in the whole of West Lindsey. It is ideally situated for residents and business alike with easy access to

Caistor House
the whole of the North Lincolnshire area being located on the north western edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, in an Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV) and immediately adjacent to an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), on the Viking Way just off the A46 between Lincoln and Grimsby at the A46 / A1084 / A1173 / B1225 Junction. Humberside International Airport is only 7.5 miles away, M180: 9 miles, Port of Immingham: 12 miles, Grimsby: 13 miles, Scunthorpe: 17 miles, Lincoln: 25 miles, Hull: 26 miles, M18: 35 miles, M62: 42 miles, A1(M): 46 miles, M1: 58 miles.

Caistor Parish Church
The original Roman wall can be seen on the southern boundary of the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul which dates back to saxon times.

The town has 3 excellent schools: Caistor Yarborough Academy,

Caistor Grammar
1631 Building
Caistor C of E & Methodist Primary School, Caistor Grammar School, A Selective Academy founded in 1631 which is one of the most highly respected in the country.

The original town was ravaged by fire in 1681 and the present buildings in the town centre date from that time.

Sessions House

The Sessions House previously occupied by the WRVS was built in 1662 and was one of the few buildings which survived the fire.

The town centre consists of a street pattern based on a series of interconnecting squares; Market Place, Butter Market, Cornhill and Horse Market.

The largest sheep fairs in England were held in Caistor in 1858 when 60,000 sheep were sold.

An Act of Parliament in 1793 authorised the construction of the Caistor Canal for exporting the surplus agricultural produce of North Lincolnshire. The canal ran from the New River Ancholme near Creampoke in Kelsey Carrs (4 miles south of Brigg) in an easterly direction to Moortown (3 miles west of Caistor). It is 4 miles long and has 6 locks. The canal never reached Caistor but was opened about 1800. It was not used after 1855 and was officially abandoned in 1936. Navigation Lane which was to be the route of the canal is now a road which serves a number of housing developments to the West of the town.

Caistor was for many years the administrative centre for the whole North Lincolnshire area and was head of a rural district and county court district and also a petty sessional division, instituted in 1890. All births, deaths and marriages for the Great Grimsby, Caistor and Market Rasen Districts were registered here until 1936.

Caistor Rural District Council had it's offices at 19 South Street before it moved to the purpose built offices in South Dale where it remained until local government re-organisation in 1974 when it became West Lindsey District Council (WLDC) and it's headquarters moved to Gainsborough, some 27 miles away. The Magistrates Court Service used the premises at 19 South Street until it's closure in 2003. Lincolnshire County Council have converted the building in to a Multi Use Centre and offices, which opened on 7th October 2006.

During the second world war from 1940 - 45, Caistor was an RAF base firstly being used by 264 Squadron flying Defiant night-fighters and later undertook a training role under the control of the RAF Flying College at Cranwell. The station was returned to agricultural use in 1945 but was used again by the RAF between 1959 and 1963 in the role of a Thor missile base. Today the site is once more used for agriculture.

The town has a population of almost 3,000. Market day is Saturday and early closing day is Wednesday although many  shops do not adhere to this any more.


Exchange Information
Genealogy Links
Family Search
Forces War Records

Caistor Community (Continued)

Methodist Church

Wolds & Trent Circuit

Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan

Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul


Rainbow Pre-school


Sports Ground

Sports & Social Club
History from 1944 to 1999

Springs Church Lincolnshire

Web Site

Tourist Information

Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire
West Lindsey Tourism
The Viking Way
North Wolds Geology


Bus & rail travel


Local Attractions / Places to Visit

Barton Waters' Edge Country Park and Visitors Centre
Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby
Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre
Caistor Lincolnshire - A Visitors Guide to Caistor
Caistor Market every Saturday
Caistor Walkabout Leaflet (PDF)
Caistor-Walkaround the town
Cadwell Park Motor Circuit
Crocosmia Garden, Caistor
Dambusters Inn, Scampton
Far Ings National Nature Reserve, Barton
Fine Old Lincolnshire Churches
Fern Nursery, Binbrook, LN8 6DH
Fonaby Stone, Caistor, Lincolnshire
Gainsborough Old Hall
Garden House, Saxby, LN8 2DQ
Goltho Gardens, A157 Near Wragby, LN8 5LF
Gunby Hall, nr Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 5SS
Hall Farm Nursery and Gardens, Harpswell, DN21 5UU
Hall Farm Park, South Kelsey
Hubbards Hills, Louth
Humber Bridge
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln - Historic Newsletter
Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, Ludborough Station
Lincolnshire History & Archaelogical Society
Lincolnshire Wolds
Local - Things to do around Caistor
Market Rasen Race Course
Mayflower Wood, South Killingholme
Mill Farm Garden, Brigg Road, Grasby, Caistor, Lincs, DN38 6AQ
Monksthorpe Chapel, nr Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 5PP
National Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby
Normanby Hall, Scunthorpe
Pelhams Pillar, Caistor Top
Pink Pig Farm
Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe
Rope Walk, Barton-upon-Humber
RAF Scampton Museum (Tel: 01522 879137)
Sibsey Trader Windmill, Sibsey, Boston
Snipedales Nature Reserve
Somersby, Spilsby, Lincs
Stockwith Mill, Spilsby, Lincs
Theatre Royal, Lincoln
Treetops Cottages & Spa, 39 Station Road, GRASBY, Lincs
Trolley Bus Museum, Sandtoft, Nr Scunthorpe.
Viking Way, Barton-upon-Humber to Oakham
Weelsby Woods, Grimsby
Whitegates Cottage, Gunby, Lincoln
Wilderspin School, Barton on Humber
Walesby - Sykes Cottages, Walesby, Near Maket Rasen, Lincs
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park, Near Langworth
Where to Go, Visit Lincolnshire

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