Monument record MLI82507 - Settlement of Metheringham


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

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The name of 'Metheringham' is derived from Old English 'Medric's homestead, estate', or from 'meadow stream'. {1} Enclosure occured in 1789, after the Inclosure Award of 1779. {2} There was a berewic of a manor belonging a manor in Waddington, which belonged to Earl Hugh, with a mill. Walter de Aincurt also held land in Metheringham which had two mills. Robert of Stafford had a small manor, and Sortebrand also held a manor in Metheringham which also had a church. {3} There is a building at right angles to and set back from Drury Street which is thought to be of medieval origin. {4} The church and a 'great part of the village' burnt down in 1599. {5} There were 48 households in 1563, and by the early eighteenth century there were around 75 families. {6}{7} The population in 1801 was 536, which rose to 1517 in 1901. {8} There is a block of ridge and furrow recorded as surviving as earthworks at TF 0689 0177. {9} The excavation of a gas pipeline in 1981 allowed a survey of the soils exposed across Metheringham and Blankney fens. {10}

Sources/Archives (10)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1984. The Place-Names of Lincolnshire, Part 1. 1. pg.88.
  •  Unpublished Document: City and County Museum. Information regarding Metheringham parish. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 13/35; 31/18; 59/19; 68/4.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1882. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Fourth Edition. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. page 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. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. page 363.
  •  Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. TF0661:LI.889.4.1.
  •  Unpublished Document: Monaghan, J.. 1987. Soils of Metheringham and Blankney Fens. -.



Grid reference Centred TF 0698 6152 (460m by 777m)

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Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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