Monument record MLI60777 - Settlement of Harmston


The settlement of Harmston has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period, and survives to the present.

Type and Period (6)

  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Modern - 1000 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

60777 The settlement of Harmston was in existence by 1086, and at that time was known as 'Hermodestune'. The name derives from a Scandinavian personal name 'Hermothr' and the Old English 'tun'. This was no doubt an earlier Old English place-name, partially renamed by the Danes. In the Domesday Book, it is recorded that a major part of the land was owned by Earl Hugh, and a church and priest (see 61856) and a fishery (see 61855) are also mentioned. {1}{2} Medieval ridge and furrow is visible on aerial photographs. {3}{4} 48 families were recorded in 1563. 235 people were recorded in the 1801 census, and this rose to 327 in 1901. {5}{6} During monitoring of watermains replacement from Harmston to Coleby, post medieval wall foundations, stone drains and pottery were recorded at SK 9700 6238. {7} Kate Orr, the North Kesteven Heritage Officer carried out a field walking survey on the northern half of Harmston Hall lawn after it had been ploughed and prior to reseeding. A scatter of post medieval tile, stone , glass and pottery was noted. {8} During a watching brief on a residential development on Church Lane (at SK 9725 6220) two areas of quarrying were recorded within the development area. Two sherds of nineteenth and twentieth century pottery were recovered. {9}{10}{8}

Sources/Archives (10)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1984. The Place-Names of Lincolnshire, Part 1. 1. page 59.
  •  Aerial Photograph: COLE, C.. 1993-2002. InnerVisions Business Presentations. 202/0997/27A,28A,1997.
  •  Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. SK9662:LI.884.1.1,1996.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. page 190.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. page 361.
  •  Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 1993. Harmston to Coleby Watermain Replacement. -.
  •  Index: North Kesteven records. Harmston. NK 30.11,12.
  •  Report: Archaeological Project Services. Apr 1999. Archaeological Watching Brief at Church Lane, Harmston. HCL98.
  •  Archive: Archaeological Project Services. 1999. Archaeological Watching Brief at Church Lane, Harmston. LCNCC 64.99.



Grid reference Centred SK 9695 6233 (968m by 843m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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