The Medieval Lindsey Marsh: Select Documents

January 1997
1 black and white, 1 line illustrations
208 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Publications of the Lincoln Record Society
ISBN: 9780901503589
Format: Hardback
Lincoln Record Society

The Medieval Lindsey Marsh: Select Documents

Edited by A.E.B. Owen

Mainly unpublished records on land drainage and sea defences between the Humber and the Wash, 12c—16c.
This edition of almost 100 documents pertaining to the marsh district of Lindsey in Lincolnshire derives mainly from collections in the Lincolnshire Archives Office, the British Library and the Public Record Office. They are of particular interest for the history of land drainage and the upkeep of the sea defences. Other topics dealt with include charters concerning the keeping of sheep outside the sea banks; material on local religious houses; extracts from manor court rolls; and will abstracts. Dating from the late 12th century to the first years of the 16th, with a few exceptions they have never previously been published.

A.E.B. OWEN is former Keeper of Manuscripts at Cambridge University Library.


The sea and the need to repel its incursions form the dominant theme... The arrangements for the maintenance of the bank exemplify forms of joint action and co-operation which have been unduly neglected by historians of local communities... The remaining documents are rewardingly miscellaneous. Here is something for everyone. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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