Monument record MLI87739 - The settlement of Grainthorpe


The settlement of Grainthorpe has its origins in the Anglo-Saxon period and survives to the present day.

Type and Period (2)

  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Modern - 1000 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

PRN 46052 Grainthorpe was spilt between owners in 1086, 2 carucates were owned by the King, 1 carucate and 2 bovates were owned by the Bishop of Durham and 3 1/2 bovates of Sokeland to Covenham were owned by William de Perci. There was a minimum population of 28. In the Lindsey survey of 1115, 2 carucates were recorded as being owned by the Count of Brittany. {1} In 1086 the name is recorded as being Germundtorp which derives from the personal name Germunds and the old Danish word thorp and is interpreted as 'Germund's secondary settlement'. {2}{3} By 1563 Grainthorpe had a population of 24 families. {4} The population of Grainthorpe parish was 408 in 1901 rising to 774 in 1871 and then falling again to 638 in 1901. {5} During a watching brief at The Old Vicarage (TF 38602 96730), a pit (PRN 46052a) was found containing a single sherd of late 13th-15th century pottery. {6}{7}

Sources/Archives (7)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 1/85; 3/18, 22/27; L18/1.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. page 52.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gillian Fellows Jensen. 1978. Scandinavian Settlement Remains in the East Midlands. page 109.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. page 196.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. page 371.
  •  Report: Pre-Construct Archaeology. 2007. The Old Vicarage, Grainsthorpe: Archaeological Watching Brief Report. OVGL06.
  •  Archive: Pre-Construct Archaeology. 2007. The Old Vicarage, Grainsthorpe: Archaeological Watching Brief Report. LCNCC 2007.5.



Grid reference Centred TF 3823 9709 (1369m by 1354m) Centre

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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