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    A

    Aby
    Abi: Bishop of Bayeux and Wadward from him; Earl Hugh.

    Addlethorpe
    Ardulvetorp / Hardetorp / Herde(r)torp / Heretorp: Archbishop of York; Gilbert de Ghent; Eudo FitzSpirwic; Robert the Steward and Robert from him; Chetelbern from the king. 2 churches.

    Ailby
    Alebe / Halebi: Archbishop of York; Bishop of Bayeux.

    Aisby (in Corringham)
    Asebi / by: King's land.

    Aisby (in Heydour)
    Asebi: William from Colsuan.

    Aisthorpe
    Aestorp / Estorp: Gilbert de Ghent; Uluuiet and Alden the priest from the king. Church (with Thorpe in the Fallows).

    Alford
    Alforde: Gilbert de Ghent; William Tailbois.
    Small market town.

    Algarkirk
    Alfgare: Colegrim from Abbot of Croyland; Count Alan.
    Abandoned woad mill, operated until 1930.

    Alkborough
    Alchebarge: Archbishop of Peterborough; Ivo Tailbois.
    Roman camp site known as Countess Close after Countess Lucy, wife of Ivo Tailbois.

    Allington
    Adelinctune / Adelingetone: Robert de Tosny and Warin from him; Berengar de Tosny; Godric from Robert Malet. 2 churches.
    Church with Norman features.

    Althorpe
    Aletorp: Geoffrey de La Guerche.

    Alvingham
    Alving(e)ham: King's land; Bishop of Bayeux; Alfred of Lincoln and Gocelin from him; Rayner de Brimou.
    Watermill.

    Amcotts
    Amecotes: Geoffrey de La Guerche.

    Anwick
    Amuinc / Haniuuic: Drogo de Beuvriere; Geoffrey d'Alselin and Drogo from him.

    Apley
    Apelei(a): William de Percy.

    Appleby
    Aplebi: Ralph from Abbot of Peterborough; Gilbert de Ghent and Robert from him; Roger de Bully. Church (with Risby and Sawcliffe).

    Asgarby (near Spilsby)
    Asgerebi: Ivo Tailbois.
    Pond.

    Ashby (in Bottesford)
    Aschebi: King's land; the Abbot of Peterborough.
    Part of Scunthorpe.

    Ashby (near Fenby)
    Aschebi: Bishop of Bayeux and Ilbert from him; Count Alan; Alfred from Guy de Craon. Mill.

    Ashby by Partney
    Aschebi: Bishop of Durham; Earl Hugh. 3 churches (with Fordington, Bratoft and another holding lost in Irby in the Marsh).

    Ashby de la Launde
    Aschebi: Colsuan; Ralph Pagnell.
    Roman building nearby.

    Ashby Puerorum
    Aschebi: Bishop of Bayeux; Gocelin FitzLanbert. 2 mills.
    Its revenues went to Lincoln Cathedral choirboys.

    Aslackby
    Aslachebi: Robert de Tosny; Gilbert de Ghent; Oger le Breton. ½ church, part of the church in Sempringham.
    Fragments of a preceptory of the Knights Templar.

    Asterby
    Estrebi: Ivo Tailbois.

    Aswarby
    Asuuardebi / Wardebi: Gilbert de Ghent; Guy de Craon. Church, 2 parts of another church.

    Aubourn
    Adburne: Robert de Tosny and Berengar from him. Church, mill, fishery (1000 eels).
    Mill.

    Audleby
    Aldulvebi: Bishop of Bayeux; Blancard from Roger de Poitou.
    By Vikings Way.

    Aunsby
    Ounesbi: Ingelrann from his father Guy de Raimbeaucourt.

    Autby
    Adulve(s)bi / Alwolde(s)bi: Bishop of Durham and Ilbert from him; Hugh FitzBaldric; Alfred of Lincoln; Durand Malet. 23 saltpans (with North Thoresby).
    House.

    Authorpe
    Agetorp: Ansgot.

    Avethorpe
    Avetorp:
    Lost.

    Aylesby
    Alesbi: Nigel from Bishop of Durham; Picot from Count Alan; Alfred of Lincoln. 1½ mills, mill-site, church.

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    Bag Enderby
    Aldredebi / Andrebi: Bishop of Bayeux; Baldric and Lanbert from Gocelin FitzLanbert. Mill.
    A Saxon shield boss was found nearby.

    Banthorpe
    Barnetone / torp: Robert de Tosny; Gilbert de Ghent; Robert of Stafford. 2 mills, 1/3 of a church (with Braceborough).
    Banthorpe Wood.

    Bardney
    Bardenai: Gilbert de Ghent. Mill, 5 fisheries.
    Small town, site of a great Saxon abbey.

    Barholm
    Bercaham / Berc(he)ham: Abbot of Peterborough and Robert from him; Gilbert de Ghent; Godfrey de Cambrai.
    Church with a Saxon/Norman doorway.

    Barkston
    Barcheston(e) / tune: King's land; Ivo Tailbois; Osbern the Priest and Ralph the Sewer; Colegrim. 4 mills.
    Roman camp nearby.

    Barkwith
    Ba(r)cwrde / Barcourde: Archbishop of York; Bishop of Bayeux; Ernis de Burun; Rayner de Brimou and Girard from him.
    Now 2 villages, East and West Barkwith.

    Barlings
    Berlinga / linge: Bishop of Durham; William de Percy; Colsuan.

    Barnetby le Wold
    Bernedebi / Bernetebi / Bernodebi: Earl Hugh and William from him, formerly Earl Harold; William de Percy; Ernis de Burun and Ulric from him. ½ church.
    Old, originally Saxon, church.

    Barnoldby le Beck
    Bernulfbi: Count Alan.

    Barrowby
    Berbegi: Ivo Tailbois; Robert Malet. Church, mill.
    Developing; church with fragments of Anglo-Saxon sculpture.

    Barrow upon Humber
    Barewe: Drogo de Beuvriere and Tetbald from him. Mill.
    Small town with the site of a Norman motte and bailey castle.

    Barton upon Humber
    Bertone / tune: Earl Hugh; Gilbert de Ghent. Church, 2 mills, market, ferry.
    Town opposite Hull. Some boatbuilding and a Saxon church tower.

    Bassingham
    Basingeham: King's land. 2 mills, church.
    Church with a Norman nave and Anglo-Saxon carved stones.

    Bassingthorpe
    Torp: Azor from Ivo Tailbois.

    Baston
    Ba(c)stune: Abbot of Croyland; Gilbert de Ghent and Ivo from him. Church, ½ mill, marsh.
    Roman road and canal; Saxon pottery remains.

    Baumber
    Badeburg: Gilbert de Ghent. Mill.

    Beckering
    Bechelinge: Archbishop of York; Roger de Poitou; Robert from William de Percy; Gocelin FitzLanbert; Norman d'Arci and Herbert from him.

    Beelsby
    Belesbi / Bilesbi: Count Alan; Waldin the Engineer and William from him; Odo the Arblaster; Godric from the king. 3 mills.

    Beesby (in Hawerby)
    Basebi: Count Alan.
    Some houses round a church near the ancient site of Beesby village.

    Beesby in the Marsh
    Besebi / Bizebi: Eudo from Count Alan; Gilbert de Ghent; Gocelin FitzLanbert and Eurold from him. Church.

    Belchford
    Badesford / Beltesford: Abbot of Croylandm given to him by Thorald for his soul; Ivo Tailbois. 2 mills.

    Belleau
    Elgelo: Earl Hugh. 6 mills (with Swaby, South Thoresby, Claythorpe and Tothill).
    Named after a spring which rises here; dovecote, moated manor ruins.

    Beltoft
    Beltot: Geoffrey de La Guerche.

    Belton (near Epworth)
    Beltone: Geoffrey de La Guerche. 11 fisheries.

    Belton (near Grantham)
    Beltone: King's land; Walter d'Aincourt; Guy de Craon; Ingelrann from his father Guy de Raimbeaucourt; Colegrim. Church, 5 mills.
    Church with Norman font. Belton Hall's garden has 2 apple trees said to be descendants of Newton's tree.

    Benniworth
    Beningurde: Archbishop of York and Godwin and Osbern the priest from him; Ivo Tailbois and Odo from him. Church, mill-site.
    Partly Norman church.

    Bicker
    Bichere: Archbishop of York; Count Alan; Countess Judith; Guy de Craon; Godric. 23 saltpans, church.
    Norman and medieval church with Anglo-Saxon stones.

    Bigby
    Bechebi: Bishop of Lincoln and Ranulf from him; Earl Hugh; Hugh FitzBaldric. Church.

    Billingborough
    Bellingeburg / Bil(l)ingeburg / Bolinburg: Walter d'Aincourt from Archbishop of York; Count Alan and Colegrim from him; Colsuan and Brunel from him; Alfred of Lincoln and Gocelin from him. Mill, mill-site, ½ church.
    Near Roman Carr Dyke.

    Billinghay
    Belingei: Archbishop of York and Walchelin and 2 sons of Swen from him. 3 sites of fisheries.
    Billingham Skirth Dyke.

    Bilsby
    Billesbi: Earl Hugh.
    Moated sites.

    Binbrook
    Binnibroc: Robert de Tosny and Berengar from him; Osbern the Priest; Guy de Craon and Alfred from him. 2 churches, 3 mills, another mill (with Orford).
    Small market town with priory earthworks nearby; World War II airfield.

    Birthorpe
    Berchetorp: Gilbert de Ghent.

    Biscathorpe
    Biscopetorp: Bishop of Durham. 2 mills.
    Tumulus; remains of ancient Biscathorpe village.

    Bishop Norton
    Nortune: Bishop of Lincoln. Mill-site.

    Bitchfield
    Billesfelt: Bishop of Lincoln and Walter from him; Colsuan and William from him; Robert of Stafford and Basuin from him. Church, mill.
    Church with a Norman doorway.

    Blankney
    Blachene: Walter d'Aincourt and his knights. Church.

    Bleasby
    Belesbi / Blasebi / Blesebi: Roger de Poitou; Gocelin FitzLanbert and Herman from him; Odo the Arblaster and Herbert from him.

    Bloxham
    Blochesham: Roger de Poitou; Alfred of Lincoln.

    Blythborough
    Bliburg: Bishop of Durham; Ivo Tailbois and Neal from him; Gocelin FitzLanbert; Geoffrey de La Guerche and Robert from him. Church, 2 mills.
    Church with Norman fragments.

    Blyton
    Blit(t)one: King's land; Roger de Poitou; Guy de Craon.

    Bolingbroke
    Bolinbroc: Ivo Tailbois. Church, new market.
    Now Old Bolingbroke; remains of a Norman castle, where Henry IV was born in 1367.

    Bonby
    Bundebi: Hugh FitzBaldric; Ralph de Mortimer and William from him. Possibly ½ mill (with Thornton Curtis, etc.)
    Church with 2 late Saxon doorways.

    Bonthorpe
    Brunetorp: Bishop of Durham and Nigel from him.
    Tumuli.

    Boothby (in Welton le March)
    Bodebi: Ivo Tailbois; Gilbert de Ghent; Gocelin FitzLanbert and Rayner from him. Mill.
    Boothby Hall and Grange.

    Boothby Graffoe
    Bodebi: King's land; Gocelin from Alfred of Lincoln. Church, mill.

    Boothby Pagnall
    Bodebi: Gilbert de Ghent and Roger from him; Guy de Craon and Godwin from him. Church.
    Partly Norman church.

    Bottesford
    Bu(d)lesforde: King's land; Gocelin FitzLanbert.
    Part of Scunthorpe. Some of the old village remains; 2 Saxon sundials.

    Boultham
    Buletham: Robert of Stafford.
    Part of Lincoln.

    Bourne
    Brune: Odo from Ivo Tailbois; Alfred of Lincoln and Dodin from him; Oger le Breton; Robert of Stafford and Geoffrey from him; Sven from the king. 6 mills, 24 fisheries, church.
    Small town, the source of Bourne Eau. Church with Norman features; traces of a moated Norman castle. Once a Saxon stronghold.

    Braceborough
    Braseborg / Breseburc / -burg: Robert de Tosny; Gilbert de Ghent; Robert of Stafford and Geoffrey from him. 2 mills, 1/3 church (with Banthorpe).
    Norman church font.

    Bracebridge
    Brachebrige / Bragebruge: Bishop of Coutances; Roger de Poitou and Ernuin from him. Church, 5 fisheries (with Canwick).
    Part of Lincoln; church with a Saxon chancel arch.

    Braceby
    Bre(i)zbi: King's land; Bishop of Durham; Ivo Tailbois. Church (with Sapperton).

    Brackenborough
    Brachenburg: Alfred of Lincoln and Ranulf from him. Mill.
    Brackenborough Hall and moat.

    Bradley
    Bredelou: Bishop of Bayeux. 3 churches, 2 mills (with Laceby and Scartho).
    On the outskirts of Grimsby; originally Norman church.

    Brampton
    Brantune: Bishop of Lincoln.

    Brandon
    Brandune: Derinc from Gilbert de Ghent; Robert de Vessey.

    Bransby
    Branzbi: Robert de Tosny and Berengar from him.

    Branston
    Branztone / tune: Walter d'Aincourt. 2 churches, 4 mills, 3 fisheries.
    Developing; church with Saxon masonry and a Norman tower.

    Brant Broughton
    Burtune: Count Alan. Church, mill.
    Medieval church with fine 19th century glass windows.

    Bratoft
    Bre(ie)toft: Earl Hugh; Sortebrand from the king. 3 churches (with Ashby by Partney, etc.)

    Brattleby
    Brotulbi: Bishop of Durham; Gilbert de Ghent; Colsuan.

    Brauncewell
    Branzewelle: Alfred of Lincoln; Geoffrey d'Alselin. Church.
    Some houses.

    Brigsley
    Brige(s)lai: Bishop of Bayeux; Count Alan; Guy de Craon.

    Brinkhill
    Brincle: Earl Hugh. 9 mills (with Langton by Spilsby, Hagworthingham, Salmonby, Tetford, Winceby and Claxby Pluckacre).

    Brocklesby
    Brachelesbi / Brochelesbi: Nigel from Bishop of Durham; Ivo Tailbois and Neal from him; Norman d'Arci; Ernis de Burun and Ranulf from him.
    Area of scientific forestry management; Brocklesby Park art collection; ancient burial mound in the park.

    Broughton
    Bertone / Brocktone: Ralph Pagnell; Durand. Church, mill.
    Near Roman Ermine Street; Saxon and Norman work in the church.

    Broxholme
    Broxholme: Robert de Tosny. Church.
    Scattered.

    Brumby
    Brunebi: King's land.
    Part of Scunthorpe; Brumby Common and Grove.

    Buckland
    Torp:
    Lost; formerly Langton Thorpe.

    Bucknall
    Buchehale: Abbot of Croyland; Earl Hugh; Hugh FitzBaldric.
    Ancient moated site nearby.

    Bulby
    Bolebi: Alfred of Lincoln; Guy de Craon.

    Bullington
    Bolintone: Bishop of Durham and Nigel from him; Earl Hugh and Colsuan from him; Ivo Tailbois and Odo from him.
    Some houses; hall.

    Burgh (in Evedon)
    Burg:
    Lost.

    Burgh in the Marsh
    Burch / Burg: Count Alan; Gilbert de Ghent; Eudo FitzSpirwic. Church.
    Small market town near a Roman road with an Anglo-Saxon burial mound nearby.

    Burg on Bain
    Burg: Ernis de Burun.
    Neolithic long barrow.

    Burnham Altera
    Brune: Geoffrey de La Guerche.
    Now 2 hamlets, High and Low Burnham.

    Burnham (in Thornton Curtis)
    Brune: Ernis de Burun and Ulric from him.

    Burreth
    Burgrede:
    Lost.

    Burtoft
    Brutoft: Abbot of Croyland before and after 1066.

    Burton (near Lincoln)
    Burton(e): Bishop of Lincoln; Robert de Tosny; Gilbert de Ghent; Peter de Valognes; Sortebrand from the king.
    On the outskirts of Lincoln; a Roman villa.

    Burton Coggles
    Bertone / tune: Ivo Tailbois and Azor from him; Colsuan; Walter d'Aincourt; Ralph Pagnell and Oger from him.

    Burton Pedwardine
    Berton / tun: Gilbert de Ghent; Guy de Craon. Church, mill.
    Towerless church with Saxon and Norman traces.

    Burton upon Stather
    Burtone: King's land. ½ market (with Thealby and Darby).

    Burwell
    Buruelle: Ansgot. Church, mill.
    Once a market town, its church has a Norman chancel arch.

    Buslingthorpe
    Esetorp: Robert de Tosny. Church.
    Moated site; Manor Farm.

    Butterwick (near Freiston)
    Butuic: Guy de Craon. 2 churches.
    Old Brew House.

    Butyate
    Butiate:
    Lost.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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