Monument record MLI90667 - Settlement of Stow near Threekingham


Stow is first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Today it consists only of a single farm.

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Stow is first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Land there belonged to Gilbert de Gand and there was a minimum population of 21 sokemen and 14 bordars. A church (presumably PRN 60047) is also mentioned. {1} The name 'Stow' is of Old English origin and means 'a place of assembly'. {2} An important fair was held at Stow Green (see PRN 64872). {3} The Lay Subsidy of 1334 lists the settlement's wealth as £2 0s 1d, below average for its wapentake (Aveland). {4} The Diocesan Return of 1563 records 3 households resident in Stow. {5} Stow is not mentioned in the 'Speculum Dioeceseos Lincolnsiensis' of the early 18th century. {6} Stow is also not mentioned in the Table of Population for 1801-1901. {7} White's 'Directory' of 1856 refers to Stow as 'consisting of four farms'. {8} Earthwork remains of medieval settlement, including a toft, a building, boundaries and ridge and furrow, can be seen all around Stow Farm. A hollow way can be seen connecting the village with the chapel and fair site. {9} The documentary history of Stow from the medieval period to the 19th century is recorded by Cragg. {10}

Sources/Archives (10)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 24/92.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. p 118.
  •  Website: Letters, Samantha (Dr). 2003. Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516: Counties and Wales. -.
  •  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 192.
  •  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. -.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. p 360.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. pp 723-24.
  •  Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. TF0394, LI.823.9.2,4,7; TF0935 LI.823.9.1,3,5,6 LI.823.10.3.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: CRAGG, W.A.. 1913. A History of Threekingham with Stow in Lincolnshire. -.



Grid reference Centred TF 09756 34875 (537m by 504m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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