Monument record MLI86172 - Dispersed settlement of Pelhams Lands, Holland Fen with Brothertoft


Dispersed settlement of Pelhams Lands, Holland Fen with Brothertoft

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval to Modern - 1602 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The current parish of Holland Fen with Brothertoft takes in parts of other parishes, some of which no longer exist as parishes. Its current boundaries (2004) take in Brothertoft, Pelhams Lands, Harts Lands, Holland Fen and parts of Kirton and Frampton. The name Pelhams Lands originate from the Pelham family who held land here from 1602. This estate was just one of many that Sir William Pelham held, Sir Pelham also owned a woad mill in this area. Charles Anderson was given 120 acres in the Holland Fen enclosure award, the area was formerly extra parochial but was officially formed into a parish in 1883. It is no longer a parish in its own right but forms part of Holland Fen with Brothertoft. {1} The poulation in 1831 was a mere 41 and its nineteenth century peak was in 1851 with a population of 55. {2}{3} No medieval populations has been recorded in this area and even now there is no centre of population and the few inhabitants occupy remote farmhouses. {4}

Sources/Archives (4)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Page 97.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. Page 359.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. Page 808.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Hayes, P. P. and Lane, T. W.. 1993. Lincolnshire Survey, The Northern Fen-Edge. Page 14 and 21.


No mapped location recorded.


Grid reference Not recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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