Monument record MLI13273 - Settlement of Leverton


The settlement of Leverton probably has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period and survives to the present

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Modern - 1000 AD to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

PRN13273 The settlement of Leverton is first documented in Domesday Book in 1086. It was a soke of Drayton (which is now part of Swineshead parish) and was land of Count Alan of Brittany. There was a minimum population of sixty-five people at this time and a church is also recorded. {1} Leverton is probably an Old English name meaning 'farmstead or village where rushes, reeds or yellow irises grow'. {2} In 1563 the Diocese returns record forty-eight households in Leverton. {3} In the early eighteenth century fifty families are recorded in Leverton. {4} In 1801 the population was 339 individuals, by 1851 this had risen to 790. {5}

Sources/Archives (5)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 12/65.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. page 80.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. page 193.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: R.E.G. Cole. 1913. Speculum Dioeceseos Lincolniensis sub Episcopis Gul: Wake et Edm: Gibson A.D.1705-1723. Part 1: Archdeaconries of Lincoln and Stow. page 80.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. page 359.



Grid reference TF 3985 4795 (point)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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