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Census Returns

Census Returns

Scunthorpe Central holds census returns for the towns and villages in North Lincolnshire for the following years:

  • 1841 (microfilm)

  • 1851 (microfilm)

  • 1861 (microfilm)

  • 1871 (microfilm)

  • 1881 (microfilm)

  • 1891 (microfilm)

  • 1901 (microfilm)

  • 1911 (via Find My Past)

We also have returns for other places in Lincolnshire, but only for particular years. To check if we have the records for the area you are interested in please check our full census return list [PDF, 647kb].

We have microfilm reading machines that you can view census returns on. You can also print paper copies of census pages for a charge of 40p per A4 sheet. Our microfilm readers are well used, so please telephone us on 01724 860161 to book a machine before your visit.

We can do limited searches on your behalf. You must provide specific dates, names and surnames for us to search. If we make copies for you we charge 80p per A4 sheet. We can carry out more in-depth research, but a charge is made for this service. You can find out more on our Enquiry and Research Service page.

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Contact details


01724 860161

Scunthorpe Central
Carlton Street
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6TX

Opening hours

Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Closed on bank holidays

Last updated: 18/05/2018