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Culverthorpe Hall as seen from the lakeside path - - 405703.jpg
Lakeside at Culverthorpe, overlooked by Culverthorpe Hall
Culverthorpe is located in Lincolnshire
Culverthorpe shown within Lincolnshire
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52°57′01″N 0°28′36″W / 52.950163°N 0.476654°W / 52.950163; -0.476654Coordinates: 52°57′01″N 0°28′36″W / 52.950163°N 0.476654°W / 52.950163; -0.476654

Culverthorpe is a hamlet in the civil parish of Culverthorpe and Kelby, in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Sleaford, 9 miles (14 km) north-east from Grantham and 3 miles (5 km) south-east from Ancaster.

In the Domesday account Culverthorpe is written as "Torp".[1] Before the Conquest the lordship was held by Tonni of Lusby but afterwards Gilbert of Ghent became Tenant-in-chief.[2] The hamlets of Heydour and Culverthorpe passed through various plantagenet owners during the kingship of Henry III.

The Grade I listed Culverthorpe Hall, together with its estate, farm, park and lake, was constructed in 1679 for the Newton family "in the Italian style" with later additions.[3][4][5][6] In the reign of Charles II the house and estate descended to Sir John Newton, 2nd Baronet, MP for Grantham for 25 years, then to his son, another John, and then to his grandson Sir Michael Newton, Bt, ennobled as Knight of the Bath in 1725 and also MP for Grantham. On Sir Michael's death in 1743 the estate transferred to his sister, Susanna Archer, and through her to her issue and their siblings, who adopted the Newton name. The last Newton, another Michael, died in 1803, whereupon the house became untenanted.[4][7] In the 20th century the estate transferred to the Dymoke branch of the family.[8]

A chapel dedicated to St Bartholomew once stood in the hamlet,[7] its pews later being added to the church of St Andrew at Kelby.[9]


  1. ^ "Documents Online: Culverthorpe, Lincolnshire", Folio: 355r, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 23 December 2011
  2. ^ "Culverthope", Retrieved 23 December 2011
  3. ^ Culverthorpe Hall, Retrieved 22 June 2011
  4. ^ a b Lord, John “A Chapel and Some Garden Walls: Culverthorpe in the 1690s” Architectural History – Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain Vol. 40, 1997
  5. ^ Kelley’s Directory of Lincolnshire with the Port of Hull 1885 p 471
  6. ^ Historic England. "Culverthorpe Hall, Culverthorpe and Kelby (1061793)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Creasey, James (2010); Sketches, illustrative of the topography and history of New and Old Sleaford, BiblioBazaar, pp. 234-236 ISBN 1-143-93153-X. Retrieved 22 June 2011
  8. ^ "Titled Gal Elopes with Groom", TriCity Herald, 8 May 1955. Retrieved 19 May 2012
  9. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 181; Methuen & Co. Ltd

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