History

Loveden Wapentake
Wapentake is the Danelaw equivalent to the “Hundred” in Anglo-Saxon England and is a political district, a collection of local parishes, the main subdivisions of a county. The court is likely to have met monthly, at Loveden Hill. The word Wapentake means “show your weapon”. The idea was that all in favour of a resolution would raise their sword etc. to show agreement.

The Domesday Book (1086) lists the following places in Loveden Wapentake:
Caythorpe
[Brant] Broughton
Foston
Holme – this village (just south of Sutton) is now abandoned, but in Saxon times it included Beckingham and Stragglethorpe.
Fulbeck
Leadenham
Hougham
Claypole
[Long] Bennington
Hough [-on-the-Hill]
Carlton [Scroop]
Marston
Stubton
Westborough
[Dry] Doddington
Gelston
Brandon
Frieston
Normanton
[West] Willoughby

 

Loveden Wapentake

 

Brandon area 1820s

Other History Pages
Family History
Military History
Brandon History
Hough History
Landowners – see old website
Laurel & Hardy and Barkston – see old website
Long Bennington Local History Society
Grantham Civic Society
Coddington History Group