Monument record MLI60472 - Settlement of Dunston


Dunston settlement probably has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period, and survives to the present.

Type and Period (4)

  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Modern - 1000 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • ? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

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Full Description

Dunston is recorded in the Domesday Book as ‘Dunestune’, which means ‘Dunn’s farmstead, or village’, and derives from the Old English personal name Dunn. Sokeland of Nocton, belonging to Norman de Arci, is recorded. The minimum population was 47. Six mills (see 61829) and a church and priest (see 61830) are mentioned. {1}{2} Medieval settlement and field system remains have been noted as surviving as earthworks in a field to the south west of the village (TF 063 628), on both sides of the stream. A collection of medieval pottery has been found in mole hills in this field, including Stamford ware and shelly ware. A papal bulla was also found. {3}{12} Earthworks have also been noted on aerial photographs, and have been interpreted as being the earthwork remains of a medieval field boundary. {4} A medieval potsherd was found during trial trenching at Bank Farm. {5}{6} There were 38 families in Dunston in 1563, and by 1721 there were 41 families. {7}{8} In the 1801 census 279 people were recorded, and by 1901 there were 572. {9} During a watching brief at TF06220 62800 several undated pit like features were recorded. Although difficult to interpret these are thought to be of medieval origin although their exact form and function was not clear. Evidence of a stone-built structure was also found, although its date, form or extent could not be established. {10}{11}

Sources/Archives (12)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1984. The Place-Names of Lincolnshire, Part 1. 1. p.39.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 32/34.
  •  Verbal Communication: FIELD, F.N.. 1994. -.
  •  Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. TF0662: LI.888.7.1.
  •  Report: Pre-Construct Archaeology. Jan 2001. Bank Farm, Lincoln Road, Dunston. BFD00.
  •  Archive: Pre-Construct Archaeology. Jan 2001. Bank Farm, Lincoln Road, Dunston. LCNCC 2000.320.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. p.190.
  •  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. p.43.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. p.363.
  •  Report: City of Lincoln Archaeology Unit. 2002. Land at Lincoln Road, Dunston. DLR 01.
  •  Archive: City of Lincoln Archaeology Unit. 2002. Land at Lincoln Road, Dunston. LCNCC:2001.423.
  •  Index: North Kesteven Records. Dunston. NK26.13, 19.



Grid reference Centred TF 0644 6290 (731m by 725m) Centre

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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