ESSENDINE PARISH COUNCIL NEWS:
PLAY AREA UPDATE:
The Parish Council has successfully secured funding to replace the existing swings with two older children’s swings and a completely new additional tod-dler swing set being installed with some reconfiguration at the far end of the play area. This revised play area will allow two older children tand two toddler aged children to swing side by side.
Essendine Parish Council greatly thanks the following organisations for providing the funding: The National Lottery Community Fund and Essendine Village Trust.
Do not speed in Essendine!
Representation to the Police has resulted in additional speed camera vans and additional police activity in the village.
Please tell your friends, work colleagues and family members to stick to the 30 mph limit. If we all slow down, the people behind us have to slow down!.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS:
6th May 6.30 pm – Annual Parish Meeting
20th May 6.30pm – Annual Parish Council Meeting
Venue TBC. Please check the website for details.
DID YOU KNOW?
Essendine was recorded as a settlement in Domesday Book, in the hundred of Witchley, mentioned in the chapters for Northamptonshire and Rutland. It had a recorded population of 22 households in 1086, putting it in the largest 40% of settlements recorded in Domesday.
Land of Lincoln (St Mary), bishop of
Households: 16 villagers. 5 smallholders. 1 slave.
Land and resources -: 6 ploughlands. 2 lord’s plough teams. 4 men’s plough teams.
Other resources: Meadow 3 acres. Woodland 6 * 4 furlongs. 1 mill, value 16 shillings.
Valuation – Annual value to lord: 5 pounds in 1086; 4 pounds in 1066.
Owners Tenant-in-chief in 1086: Lincoln (St Mary), bishop of.
Lord in 1086: Walter.
Lord in 1066: Barthi of Sleaford.