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Overview of Gainsthorpe

Gainsthorpe is a deserted mediæval village site in a field which is part of the present Gainsthorpe Farm in Lincolnshire.[1] The site is in the parish of Hibaldstow, on a minor road west of the A15 road, south of Hibaldstow and five miles southwest of Brigg.

The site is now in the care of English Heritage. There is a small car park from where a footpath of about 220 yards leads to the site. The typical mediæval layout of sunken roads and raised rectangular tofts and crofts is clearly seen in the humps and hollows of the field.

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  • Beresford, Maurice (1983). Lost villages of England. pp. 945, 98, 265, 335, 363.