Monument record MLI86290 - Settlement of Frampton


The settlement of Frampton has its origins in the medieval period and survives until the present day. It is likely that the settlement spread west in the later post-medieval period when the railway was built.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Modern - 1086 AD to 2050 AD)

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Full Description

Frampton first appears in the 1086 Domesday survey. The name probably derives from an Old English personal name, perhaps meaning 'Frameca's' farmstead or village. {1} Frampton is in the wapentake of Kirton. At the time of the Domesday survey Frampton had a minimum population of 43 families. Land was held by Count Alun and Guy of Craon. One manor is recorded as having fifteen saltpans which render 60 shillings. {2} The population in the early 18th century stood at 110 families, including two Anabaptists and two Presbyterian families. This population rose to 542 in 1801, and to 801 inhabitants by 1856. White's Directory of 1856 also says that part of the land called Bridge Piece is extra parochial. A Weslyan chapel and a free school which was open to both sexes is also mentioned. {3} The population peaked in 1881 at 886, and by 1901 it had fallen to 777. {4}

Sources/Archives (4)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. p.46.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. LXXX, 12/70, 57/28.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. p.805.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. p.359.



Grid reference Centred TF 3274 3927 (1459m by 521m) Estimated from sources

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Record last edited

Sep 21 2021 3:37PM


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