Monument record MLI90894 - Settlement of Aunsby


The settlement of Aunsby is first mentioned in the Domesday Book 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 65037 [This record includes information from PRN 62716, now deleted.] Aunsby is first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Land there belonged to Guy de Reinbuedcurt, and there was a minimum population of 25 sokemen. {1} The name Aunsby means 'Outhen's farmstead, village', from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Outhen and the Old Danish suffix 'by'. {2} The Lay Subsidy of 1334 lists the wealth of Aunsby (with Crofton) as £3 1s 11d, below average for its wapentake (Aswardhurn). {3} The Diocesan Return of 1563 records 16 households resident at Aunsby. {4} By the late 17th/early 18th century there were 20 families resident, falling to 15. {5} In 1801, the parish's population was 84 people, rising to 140 in 1861 before falling again to 104 by 1901. {6} The landowners at Aunsby from medieval times to the 19th century are briefly discussed by Trollope. {8} Medieval earthwork crofts (PRN 65037a) are visible along the south side of the village on aerial photographs. {9} Earthworks of crofts and boundaries visible on Google Maps. {10}

Sources/Archives (10)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 39/2.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. p 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.123.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Gerald A.J. Hodgett. 1975. Tudor Lincolnshire. p 191.
  •  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. pp 7-8.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. p 360.
  •  Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. TF 03 NW; 0438; LI.841.10.1.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Edward Trollope. 1872. Sleaford and the Wapentakes of Flaxwell and Aswardhurn in the County of Lincoln. pp 338-39.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. p 539.
  •  Website: Google. 2006->. Google Maps and Street View. Seen 30 August 2016.



Grid reference Centred TF 04504 38864 (737m by 550m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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