Monument record MLI90895 - Settlement of Dembleby


The settlement of Dembleby is first mentioned in the Domesday Book and survives to the present day

Type and Period (4)

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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

PRN 65038 [This record contains information from PRNs 62701 and 62702, now deleted.] Dembleby is first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Land there belonged to Gilbert de Gand, Colsuain and Guy of Craon. There was a minumum population of 25 sokemen, 4 bordars and 2 villeins. {1} The name Dembleby is of Old Norse and Old Danish origin and probably means 'the farmstead, village by the pool'. {2} The Lay Subsidy of 1334 lists Dembleby's wealth as £2 14s 1/4d, below average for its wapentake (Aveland). {3} The Diocesan Return of 1563 records 11 households resident at Dembleby. {4} By the late 17th/early 18th century there were 9 or 10 families in residence. {5} In 1801, the parish's population was 50 people, rising to 84 in 1851 before falling again to 51 by 1901. {6} The landowners of Dembleby from medieval times to the 19th century are discussed by Trollope. {8} Earthwork and cropmark remains of medieval settlement (PRN 65038a) are visible to the north of the village on aerial photographs, and a small area of ridge and furrow (PRN 65038b) is visible to the south. {7} Possible settlement earthworks (PRN 65038c) are also reported in the area of the old church at TF 038 378 (although this area is also thought to be the site of a possible manor house - see PRN 60832). {9}{10}

Sources/Archives (11)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 24/89; 26/43; 57/16.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. p 37.
  •  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. pp 40.
  •  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; 0337 LI.841.7.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Edward Trollope. 1872. Sleaford and the Wapentakes of Flaxwell and Aswardhurn in the County of Lincoln. pp 357-58.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. p 540.
  •  Index: Aunsby and Dembleby SMR cards. AUNSBY AND DEMBLEBY. TF 03 NW; S.
  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Aunsby and Dembleby O.S. cards. AUNSBY AND DEMBLEBY. TF 03 NW; 10.



Grid reference Centred TF 03991 37709 (674m by 587m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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