Monument record MLI51740 - Medieval settlement of Swallow


Medieval settlement of Swallow

Type and Period (5)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

THERE ARE SEVEN ENTRIES IN THE DOMESDAY BOOK. BY EARLY 13TH CENTURY A MANOR IN SWALLOW HAD BEEN GRANTED TO THE AUGUSTINIAN ABBEY OF WELLOW IN GRIMSBY AND A SECOND ESTATE TO THE CISTERCIAN NUNS OF NUN COTHAN PRIORY. FOR MORE DETAILS, SEE 'CHANGE AND CONTINUITY' PAGE 30,38,389- 191. {1} PROBABLE UNKNOWN MEDIEVAL EARTHWORK CROFTS, HOLLOW WAY AND RIDGE AND FURROW. {2} MEDIEVAL POTTERY AND COINS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROM TA17800255. {3} It is proposed that an area south of Caistor Road (TA 1765 0299) is to be developed. A site visit was undertaken as part of the assessment of the archaeological potential of the site, during which a small sherd of twelfth to fifteenth century pottery, not from a local kiln was found on a mole-hole near the northern hedge. It was also noted that most of the earthworks which have been visible in the past are no longer visible. {5} The area to the north of Caistor Road appears to be under arable cultivation on the 1999 aerial photographs. There are some cropmarks visible. {7}

Sources/Archives (7)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: P.L. Everson, C.C. Taylor and C.J. Dunn. 1991. Change and Continuity: Rural Settlement in North-West Lincolnshire. PAGE 30,38,189-191.
  •  Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. TA 1702:LI.292.1.3-5,1983, .
  •  Verbal Communication: C.J.K.. 1997. -.
  •  Aerial Photograph: LUCK, G.. 1993-97. GORDON LUCK COLLECTION. -,1997, .
  •  Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Feb 2000. Land South of Caistor Road, Swallow. SWCR00.
  •  Archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2000. Land South of Caistor Road, Swallow. LCNCC 2000.61.
  •  Aerial Photograph: Get Mapping. 2000. Digital National Imaging for Lincolnshire vertical aerial photographs. TA10.



Grid reference Centred TA 1764 0277 (872m by 1008m) Centre

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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