Monument record MLI87060 - Settlement of Ingoldmells


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

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

PRN 45814 Ingoldmells is first recorded in Domesday. The name, however, probably originates from an Old Norse personal name, Ingolfr, and means 'Ingolfs Sand Banks'. {1} Ingoldmells is in the Wapentake of Candleshoe in the South Riding of Lindsey. The Lindsey Survey records Hugh de Vallo holding four carcuates and six bovates of land in Ingoldmells. {2} The population in Ingoldmells in 1801 was 137, fifty years later the population had nearly doubled. Its nineteenth century peak was recorded at 319 in 1861. By 1901 the population had dropped down to 163. {3} White's Directory of 1856 records the population of that time at 287. The directory also records that a school, supported by subscription was built in 1826 (PRN45833) and a Primitive Methodist Chapel was built in 1836 (PRN45830). {4}

Sources/Archives (4)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Page 69.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. Pages LXXVII, L14/2n.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. Page 368.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. Page 526.



Grid reference Centred TF 5595 6883 (243m by 173m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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