Monument record MLI81940 - Settlement of Normanton


The settlement of Normanton is first recorded in the Domesday book and survives to the present day.

Type and Period (7)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1200 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

PRN 35392 Normanton is first mentioned in the Domesday book and was in the Wapentake of Lovedon. One hundred of land was recorded as belonging to the manor of Robert de Veci who was in nearby Caythorpe. {1} There is no market recorded as taking place in the village itself but a charter of 1253 show that one was held on Fridays in Caythorpe, under the Lord William de Vecy. William de Vecy's tenants were also liable to be sent to the gallows in Caythorpe. {2} Normanton is first mentioned in the Domesday book. It is probably the English name given to an isolated settlement of Norwegians. {3} The Diocesan Return of 1563 record a population of nineteen families. {4} By the early eighteenth century there were approximately 30 families living in Normanton. {5} The Victoria County History records the population in 1801 at 160, peaking in 1831 to 204 and falling steadily until in 1901 a population of 149 was recorded. {6} A medieval earthwork mound and boundary were observed by the National Mapping Project.{7} During a watching brief, earthwork possible house platforms, tofts and paths were observed. A 14th/15th century jug base was recorded at SK945 461, and a slightly earlier one at SK946 461.{8}{9} See also PRN 35390.

Sources/Archives (9)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. Lxxxii; 37/2.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Graham Platts. 1985. Land and People in Medieval Lincolnshire. p55; app1.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Page 92.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. p190.
  •  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.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. p364.
  •  Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. SK9446 LI.743.12.1 & 2.
  •  Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Dec 1998. Normanton Phase 1 Mains Replacement Scheme. NHH98.
  •  Archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. Dec 1998. Normanton Phase 1 Mains Replacement Scheme. LCNCC 128.98.



Grid reference Centred SK 9444 4620 (1816m by 1218m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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