Monument record MLI60277 - Sleight Grange or Digby Grange, Digby


Sleight Grange or Digby Grange, Digby, was a grange of Catley Abbey

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Full Description

60277 Sleight Grange was a grange of Catley Abbey, given before 1184 by Ralf Halselin. In 1184 this gift was confirmed by Thomas Bardolf and Roesia, his wife, (Roesia was the heir of Ralf Halselin) and at that time they declared that the priory could surround the grange with a ditch at least 24 feet wide and enclose it on every side. The grange estate included a number of parcels of land in the immediate area. {5}{6} A three-sided earthwork or moat named 'Digby Grange' appears on a map of 1815 Aerial photographs show what appears to be a small area of desertion, possibly bounded by a moat. The earthworks were surveyed at 1:2500 before they were destroyed. Fragmentary building stone was evident after ploughing and harrowing in 1965. A few sherds of medieval pottery were also recovered. {1}

Sources/Archives (7)

  •  Index: OS CARD INDEX. DIGBY. TF 15 NW:2.
  •  Index: SMR FILE. DIGBY. TF 15 NW:G.
  •  Unpublished Document: R.H. Healey and D.R. Roffe. Some Medieval and Later Earthworks in South Lincolnshire. VOL 1, P 133.
  •  Unpublished Document: BOND, C.J.. 1979. MOATED SITES RESEARCH GROUP. VOL 6, P 49.
  •  Verbal Communication: Bennet, M.. 2003. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. page 197.
  •  Aerial Photograph: 1945-84. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. AQR6.



Grid reference Centred TF 1070 5543 (316m by 206m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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