Monument record MLI82680 - Medieval to modern settlement of Authorpe


Medieval to modern settlement of Authorpe

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Authorpe is first listed in the Domesday book as Agetorp. This comes from the Old Danish name of Aghi and thorpe meaning settlement which translates as 'Aghi's secondary settlement'. {1}{2} Domesday records Authorpe as being part of the 'Land of Ansgot' and it was sokeland of the manor of Burwell. It comprised of 3 carucates of land with 2 teams of oxen in the parish. The population was at least 10 families. {2} In the Lindsey Survey the land was still recorded as being owned by Ansgot of Burwell. {2} By 1563 the population return was 24 families. {3} By the early 18th century there was 21 families, dropping to 20 families a few years later. {4} In 1801 the acreage is recorded as being 921 acres. The population in 1801 was 85, rising to 186 in 1871 and then falling again to 125 in 1901. {5} In 1856 there is a railway station recorded as being in the village. The Lord of the Manor is Robert Vyner Esq. {6} During a watching brief (TF 4001 8081), three sherds of medieval pottery were recovered (PRN 44391a). A partially backfilled pond was recorded, this is thought to be post medieval in date (PRN 44391b). {7}{8} Medieval ridge and furrow appears to have been ploughed out and is not visible (in 2013) on Google maps. {9}

Sources/Archives (9)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1984. The Place-Names of Lincolnshire, Part 1. 1. p.7.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. pp.175, 258.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. p.195.
  •  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.8.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. p.372.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. p.224.
  •  Report: Pre-Construct Archaeology. 2002. Land adjacent to Ivy Cottage / Lodge, Authorpe. AULO02.
  •  Archive: Pre-Construct Archaeology. 2002. Land adjacent to Ivy Cottage / Lodge, Authorpe. LCNCC:2002.3.
  •  Website: Google. 2006->. Google Maps and Street View. Accessed on 19/02/2013.



Grid reference Centred TF 4002 8086 (790m by 627m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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