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Thorpe medieval settlement



Reference Name MLI50540

Name:
Thorpe medieval settlement

Summary:
Thorpe medieval settlement

Location:
THORPE IN THE FALLOWS, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Thorpe is documented from 1086 onwards as a small settlement. In 1588-9 the manor of Thorpe included four messuages, five cottages and seven tofts. Some decline from these and later levels is evident in the later 17th century and throughout the 18th century, undoubtedly associated with the consolidation of farms and accelerated by the private enclosure of the parish in or about 1727, which also drew farms out of the village on to former open fields. The earthworks lie on either side of a road running east-west. Those south of the road have been ploughed with a consequent loss of detail, while on the north there are indications that at least three closes overlay ridge and furrow. This may indicate that the whole settlement was superimposed on earlier arable. It was enclosed in c.1727. {1}
The name 'Thorpe' suggests farm or hamlet, a secondary settlement. The Knights Templars held land in Thorpe in the fallows in the 12th to 13th centuries. {2}{3}
The former settlement is now scheduled (24/11/1999 - 22761). See the scheduling document for details. {6}

Sources:
1 Bibliographic reference: Everson, P.L., Taylor, C.C. and Dunn, C.J.. 1991. Change and Continuity: Rural Settlement in North-West Lincolnshire. P 9,29,40-1,203,FIG 141
2 Serial: CLARK, W.. 1977. LINCOLNSHIRE CHRONICLE. 25/08/1977 PORTRAIT OF A VILLAGE
3 Bibliographic reference: Foster, C.W.. 1927. A History of the Villages of Aisthorpe and Thorpe in the Fallows. -
4 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. SK9180:LI.1.1-8,1994,
5 Aerial Photograph: COLE, C.. 1993-2002. INNER VISIONS. 238/0598/21,1998,
6 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Scheduling document 22761. MPP 22

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