Birthorpe

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Birthorpe
A green picture. Grassy field margins in the immediate foreground, and behind a vigorously-leafed field of beet, a slightly darker green. On the horizon is a cluster of modern barns, and a modern farmhouse with an older building on the left. Above them all is a sky mostly dark with cumulus clouds, with the palest patch of blue above our heads.
Manor farm, Birthorpe.
Birthorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Birthorpe
Birthorpe
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF104339
• London95 mi (153 km) S
Civil parish
  • Billingborough
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSleaford
Postcode districtNG34
Dialling code01529
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
52°53′29″N 0°21′36″W / 52.891416°N 0.360056°W / 52.891416; -0.360056Coordinates: 52°53′29″N 0°21′36″W / 52.891416°N 0.360056°W / 52.891416; -0.360056

Birthorpe is a small hamlet in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated less than 1 mile (2 km) west from Billingborough and the B1177 Pointon Road, and 2 miles (3 km) east from Folkingham.

Birthorpe is regarded as a shrunken medieval village.[1] The Manor House and farm house are listed buildings.[2][3]

There was a substantial manor here well before 1300: the family who owned it took their name from the village.[4] The most notable family member was Roger de Birthorpe (died c.1345), who had a distinguished career as a judge in Ireland, becoming Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer in 1327. Roger was a somewhat controversial figure, who fled to Ireland after being outlawed for his part in a private war with Sempringham Priory, but eventually received a royal pardon. Birthorpe later passed to the Deyncourt family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 351023". PastScape. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Manor House  (Grade II) (1164733)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Lodge Farm  (Grade II) (1360120)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  4. ^ Ball, Francis Elrington; The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921, London, John Murray (1926). Reprint: Lawbook Exchange (2005). ISBN 1584774282

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