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Settlement of Stow near Threekingham

Reference Name MLI90667

Settlement of Stow near Threekingham

Stow is first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Today it consists only of a single farm.


Stow is first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Land there belonged to Gilbert de Gand and there was a minimum population of 21 sokemen and 14 bordars. A church (presumably PRN 60047) is also mentioned. {1}

The name 'Stow' is of Old English origin and means 'a place of assembly'. {2}

An important fair was held at Stow Green (see PRN 64872). {3}

The Lay Subsidy of 1334 lists the settlement's wealth as £2 0s 1d, below average for its wapentake (Aveland). {4}

The Diocesan Return of 1563 records 3 households resident in Stow. {5}

Stow is not mentioned in the 'Speculum Dioeceseos Lincolnsiensis' of the early 18th century. {6}

Stow is also not mentioned in the Table of Population for 1801-1901. {7}

White's 'Directory' of 1856 refers to Stow as 'consisting of four farms'. {8}

Earthwork remains of medieval settlement, including a toft, a building, boundaries and ridge and furrow, can be seen all around Stow Farm. A hollow way can be seen connecting the village with the chapel and fair site. {9}

The documentary history of Stow from the medieval period to the 19th century is recorded by Cragg. {10}

1 Bibliographic Reference: Foster, C.W. and Longley, T.. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 24/92
2 Bibliographic Reference: Cameron, K.. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. p 118
3 Internet Website: Letters, Samantha (Dr). 2003. Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516: Counties and Wales. www.history.ac.uk/cmh/gaz/countyframe.html. -
4 Article in Serial: Glasscock, R. E.. 1964. 'The Lay Subsidy of 1334 for Lincolnshire' in Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society Reports and Papers. p 123
5 Bibliographic Reference: Hodgett, G.A.J.. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. p 192
6 Bibliographic Reference: Cole, R.E.G.. 1913. Speculum Dioeceseos Lincolniensis sub Episcopis Gul: Wake et Edm: Gibson A.D.1705-1723. Part I Archdeaconries of Lincoln and Stow. -
7 Bibliographic Reference: Page, W. (editor). 1906. The Victoria County History. Lincolnshire volume II. p 360
8 Bibliographic Reference: White, William. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. pp 723-24
9 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. TF0394, LI.823.9.2,4,7; TF0935 LI.823.9.1,3,5,6 LI.823.10.3
10 Bibliographic Reference: CRAGG, W.A.. 1913. A History of Threekingham with Stow in Lincolnshire. -

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