Manor farm, Birthorpe.
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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.
There was a substantial manor here well before 1300: the family who owned it took their name from the village. 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.
- Historic England. "Monument No. 351023". PastScape. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Historic England. "Manor House (Grade II) (1164733)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Historic England. "Lodge Farm (Grade II) (1360120)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- Ball, Francis Elrington; The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921, London, John Murray (1926). Reprint: Lawbook Exchange (2005). ISBN 1584774282
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