Monument record MLI87700 - Settlement of Marshchapel


The settlement of Marshchapel originates from the medieval period and survives to the present.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1600 AD to 1799 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Marshchapel is not listed in either Domesday or the Lindsey Survey; it was part of Fulstow parish at this time. {1} Marshchapel was originally called Fullestowe merske in the early 13th century which means ‘the marsh owned by Fulstow’. It was first referred to as Mersch Chapel in 1347, which is named after the chapel located in the marsh. Marshchapel originally comprised of dispersed seasonal huts based around the salt making industry. {2}{3} There was a chapel located at Marshchapel from the late 13th century. There was a Sunday market at Marshchapel in 1423. {4} In 1563, Marshchapel was still listed as part of Fulstow parish, but was a village in its own right with 55 households. {5} By the early 18th century there were 60 families, and the parish vicar moved from Fulstow to Marshchapel in 1712. {6} The parish was enclosed in 1841. {7} The population was 354 in 1801, rising to 735 in 1871 and falling again to 528 in 1901. {8} During a watching brief at TF 3568 9970 (PRN 46017a) a post medieval pit was found and a small amount of 13th to 20th century pottery, including a sherd of Beverley Orangeware, was recovered. {9}{10} Earthwork remains of a toft were identified and recorded by the National Mapping Programme, and are visible in aerial photographs. {11}{12}

Sources/Archives (12)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. p.86.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1996. The Place-Names of Lincolnshire, Part 4. 4. pp.113-4.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Dorothy M. Owen. 1971. Church and Society in Medieval England. pages 18 & 110.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire.
  •  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. page 87.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. page 565-6.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. page 367.
  •  Report: Marc Berger. 2008. Archaeological Evaluation at Marshland Cottage, North Lane, Marshchapel, Lincolnshire. MCLN 08.
  •  Archive: Marc Berger. 2008. Archaeological Evaluation at Marshchapel Cottage, North Lane, Marshchapel, Lincolnshire. LCNCC:2008:95.
  •  Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. TF3698: LI.39.12.1.
  •  Aerial Photograph: Aerial Photograph. PF77-78.



Grid reference Centred TF 3592 9925 (829m by 1055m) Centre

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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