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Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Scrivelsby, a parish in Lincolnshire, 2½ miles S by E of Horncastle station on a branch of the G.N.R. Post town, Horncastle. Acreage, 2132; population of the civil parish, 127; of the ecclesiastical, 158. The manor belonged anciently to the Marmions and the Lndlows; passed in the time of Richard II. to the Dymokes, and was formerly held on the tenure of attending each monarch of England on horseback at his coronation, and proclaiming a challenge to all opposers. This ceremony, however, has been dispensed with at the last two coronations. Scrivelsby Court is a large but irregularly built mansion, partly in the Domestic Gothic style, pleasantly situated in a well-wooded deer park of 360 acres. It formerly contained a fine collection of armour, and still possesses a number of coronation cups which have been given to members of the family who have served as king's champions, and some family portraits. The living is a rectory, united with Dalderby, in the diocese of Lincoln; joint net value, £481 with residence. The church is an interesting edifice of stone in the Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular styles.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishScrivelsby St. Benedict 
Poor Law unionHorncastle 

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DistrictEast Lindsey
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLN9
Post TownHorncastle