Monument record MLI88255 - Settlement of Theddlethorpe All Saints


The settlement of Theddlethorpe 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

The name of Theddlethorpe is recorded in 1086 as Telagestorp, which is believed to have derived from the Old English name Theodlac, and means the secondary settlement of Theodlac. {1} In the Domesday Book the parish combines both Theddlethorpe All Saints and Theddlethorpe St Helens, and was owned by Count Alan, Earl Hugh, Alfred of Lincoln and Sortebrand and other thanes. There is a minimum population of 15 people. {2} The lay subsidy in 1334 rated Theddlethorpe at £10 0s 10d, which is the highest in Calcewath wapentake, therefore suggesting that it was a wealthy parish. {3} In 1563, Theddlethorpe All Saints was listed with 44 families. {4} In the early 18th century the population of Theddlethorpe All Saints was 40 families. {5} The population in 1801 was 194, rising to 358 in 1871, and falling again to 231 in 1901. {6} Earthworks were observed on aerial photographs as part of the national mapping programme; these include enclosures (TF 4678 8824); (TF 4618 8828); (TF 4645 8812) and a moat {TF 4638 8787). {7} Earthworks were observed on a site visit in 2004 as part of the Lincolnshrie Coastal Grazing Marsh project. The nature of the earthworks was not recorded. (TF 4685 8831); (TF 4679 8800). {8}

Sources/Archives (8)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. page 124.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 12/95 13/7 27/62 68/12 69/15 L15/1,7.
  •  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.128.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. page 195.
  •  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 127.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. page 367.
  •  Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. TF4688:LI.433.1.1 - 2.
  •  Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. 2004. Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marsh: Archaeological and Historical Data Collection. -.



Grid reference Centred TF 4655 8805 (884m by 807m) Centre

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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