Monument record MLI88174 - Settlement of Saltfleetby All Saints


The settlement of Saltfleetby All Saints has its origins in the Anglo Saxon period and survives to the present day.

Type and Period (3)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

PRN 46291 The name of Saltfleetby All Saints is first recorded as Saltflatebi in 1086, which means the farmstead, village on or near Saltfleet. The affixes are from the dedications of the churches. It is also known as West Saltfleetby. {1} In 1086, there was no definition between the three Saltfleetby parishes and they were all listed as one. The King owned the majority of land, with further land being owned by the Bishop of Durham and Alfred of Lincoln. There was additional land owned by Rainer de Brimou and William Blund, but it is listed as waste. There is a minimum population of 53 people. {2} By the Lindsey survey of 1115 the Count of Brittany had become the major landowner in the parish. {2} The lay subsidy in 1334 records that Saltfleetby paid £7 6s 6d which was considerably higher than the average for Louthesk wapentake, implying that the parish was wealthier than the average. {3} There was a fair granted to Saltfleetby in 1268 to be held from the 20th to 27th September. This was probably moved to Skidbrooke in 1301. {4} In 1377 there were 320 taxpayers in the Saltfleetby. {4} In 1563 the population of Saltfleetby All Saints was 31 households. {5} In the early 18th century the population of Saltfleetby All Saints was approximately 35 families. {6} The population of Saltfleetby All Saints was 148 in 1801 rising to 218 in 1821 falling to 200 in 1851 and falling again to 153 in 1901. {7}

Sources/Archives (7)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. page 105.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 1/82 3/28-9 27/29 40/19 49/6 L18/1,6,9,12,13.
  •  Article in Serial: R.E. Glasscock. 1964. 'The Lay Subsidy of 1334 for Lincolnshire' in Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society Reports and Papers. vol.10.2, p.131.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Graham Platts. 1985. Land and People in Medieval Lincolnshire. page 306.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. page 196.
  •  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 102.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. page 371.



Grid reference Centred TF 4534 8989 (724m by 1544m) Centre

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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