South Wold Hunt

The South Wold Hunt is a registered foxhound pack based in the village of Belchford, Lincolnshire, England. Its hunt country centres on the Lincolnshire Wolds, and adjoins that of the Blankney, Brocklesby and Burton Hunts.

South Wold Hunt
The Southwold Hunt Kennels - - 154617.jpg
Southwold Hunt Kennels at Belchford
Country England
Parent packBrocklesby
Hunt information
Hound breedEnglish Foxhound
Hunt countryLincolnshire Wolds

The Hunt became known as the South Wold in 1822.[1] The first Master of Foxhounds was Hon. George Pelham who took office in 1823 – Pelham was brother to the 1st Earl of Yarborough.[1][2] Hounds have been kennelled in Belchford since 1857.[3] South Wold became subject to a Hunting Act of Parliament in 2004.[4]

The Hunt's Point-to-Point race is held annually at Revesby Park and its related activities include the Pony club branches of South Wold Hunt North and South.

South Wold Hunt gave its name to a type II hunt class destroyer - HMS Southwold.[5]


  1. ^ a b Page, edited by William (1906). The Victoria history of the county of Lincoln (Repr. ed.). Folkestone, Kent, England: Dawson for the University of London, Institute of Historical Research. p. 503. ISBN 9780712910453.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Rawnsley, Willingham Franklin (1914). Highways and Byways in Lincolnshire. London: Macmillan and company. p. 496.
  3. ^ Bradley, Cuthbert (1914). The foxhound of the twentieth century. London: Routledge.
  4. ^ "We will never stop hunting". Johnston Publishing Limited. Horncastle News. 23 December 2004.
  5. ^ Beale, Eric Partridge ; edited by Paul (2002). A dictionary of slang and unconventional English : colloquialisms and catch phrases, fossilised jokes and puns, general nicknames, vulgarisms and such Americanisms as have been naturalised (8th ed.). [London: Routledge. p. 583. ISBN 0415291895.

External linksEdit

Official website

Hunt Photographs