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Stone-built estate cottages
Scottlethorpe is located in Lincolnshire
 Scottlethorpe shown within Lincolnshire
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District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PE10
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Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
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Coordinates: 52°46′48″N 0°25′34″W / 52.7800°N 0.4260°W / 52.7800; -0.4260

Scottlethorpe is a village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west from Bourne, and on the A151 road. The village is within the civil parish of Edenham Grimsthorpe Elsthorpe & Scottlethorpe; the local area is part of the Grimsthorpe Castle estate.

Signpost in Scottlethorpe

The modern settlement is a series of cottages and a small terrace of houses extending along Scottlethorpe Lane between the modern village of Edenham and the site of the medieval chapel.

Scottlethorpe is mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Scachertorp" within the Beltisloe Hundred, and consisting of 3 households and 1.3 ploughlands. In 1086 the Lord of the Manor and Tenant-in-chief became Robert of Tosny.[1][2]

There were medieval chapels in the area, one at Scottlethorpe, and others wider afield. The remains of the 12th-century chapel at Scottlethorpe exist as part of a barn at Manor Farm. However, the barn doorway might have come not from the chapel, but from Vaudey Abbey[3]


  1. ^ Scottlethorpe in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Documents Online: Scottlethorpe, Lincolnshire", Folio: 367r, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 22 May 2012
  3. ^ "National Monument record for Chapel at Scottlethorpe". 

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