Monument record MLI89429 - Settlement of Ewerby Thorpe


The settlement of Ewerby Thorpe is mentioned in Domesday Book and survives to the present day

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

PRN 64255 Ewerby Thorpe is first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Land there belonged to the King, Gilbert de Gand, Colsuain and Martin. It was a berewic of Ewerby (PRN 64253), and there were disputes between landowners in the two villages over the ownership of some of the land. Ewerby Thorpe had a minimum population of 9 sokemen, 9 bordars and 10 villeins (although this may include some people resident in Ewerby as the two are combined in one entry). {1} Ewerby Thorpe was originally known as Oustorp (or variations of this), a name with Old Danish and Old Norse elements meaning 'the secondary settlement to the east (of Ewerby)'. The current form of the name is not noted prior to 1631. {2} Ewerby Thorpe is assessed with Ewerby in the Lay Subsidy of 1334. Together, these settlements were worth £6 3s 11d, about average for their wapentake (Aswardhurn). {3} Ewerby Thorpe is not mentioned in later documents e.g. the Diocesan Returns of 1563 and later and the 19th cenutry census returns. Presumably it has been assimilated into Ewerby by this point in the documentary evidence although it remains a separate settlement focus geographically to this day. {4}{5}{6} The landowners at Ewerby Thorpe from the medieval period to the 19th century are discussed briefly by Trollope. {7} Ewerby Thorpe (as Ousethorpe) is listed as a shrunken medieval village in Healey & Roffe's gazetteer. {8}

Sources/Archives (9)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 1/3; 24/38; 26/26; 45/4; 72/30.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. p 42.
  •  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.123.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. p 190.
  •  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. p 71.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. p 360.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Edward Trollope. 1872. Sleaford and the Wapentakes of Flaxwell and Aswardhurn in the County of Lincoln. pp 367-81.
  •  Unpublished Document: R.H. Healey and D.R. Roffe. Some Medieval and Later Earthworks in South Lincolnshire. Gazetteer.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Yerburgh, Dr Richard. 1825. Sketches Illustrative of the Topography and History of New and Old Sleaford. p 208.



Grid reference Centred TF 13187 47699 (292m by 167m)

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Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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