Monument record MLI91013 - Settlement of Culverthorpe


The settlement of Culverthorpe is first recorded in the 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 65095 Culverthorpe is first mentioned in the Domesday book. Land there belonged to Gilbert de Gand and there was a minimum population of 8 villeins and a priest. A church is also mentioned. {1} The name Culverthorpe derives from the Old Danish 'thorp' meaning a secondary settlement, although it is not known which settlement it was secondary to. The prefix was added in the 13th century and refers to a personal name or surname, although this name is impossible to identify because so many varied forms are used. {2} The Lay Subsidy of 1334 records the settlement's wealth as £2 12s 9d, below average for its wapentake (Aswardhurn). {3} Culverthorpe is not mentioned in the Diocesan Return of 1563, and is included with Heydour and Kelby in the "Speculum Dioeceseos Lincolnsiensis" of the late 17th-early 18th century. {4}{5} In 1801 the population of Culverthope was 49 people, rising to 139 in 1841 before falling again to 72 by 1901. {6} The landowners from medieval times to the 19th century are discussed by Trollope. {7}

Sources/Archives (8)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 24/37.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. p 36.
  •  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. Appendix 1; pp 189-99.
  •  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 63.
  •  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 354-56.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William White. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. p 543.



Grid reference Centred TF 02438 40306 (240m by 154m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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