Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
LINCOLNSHIRE: BEING Part of the CORITANI, and ancient KINGDOM of the MERCIANS.
LINCOLNSHIRE: BEING Part of the CORITANI, and ancient KINGDOM of the MERCIANS.
a County of a large extent, stretching its self in length from in the East, to in the West, about 35 and from in the South, to in the North, about 55; making in circumference about 180 And in form, this County may not unaptly be compared to a bent, whose Eastern part thrusteth it self into the and receiveth several inlets.
It is bounded on the East with the on the South with the Counties of and on the West with those of and from which it is separated by the Rivers and and on the North with the River which disjoyns it also from
The is of a different temperature, the Western and Northern parts being exceeding fertile and pleasant, having rich which feed store of and bearing good crops of and the Eastern and Southern parts are and more unfit for corn; but in recompence thereof hath and so plentifull, that 'tis reported about 3000 (besides other sorts) have been taken at one draught with a And for it hath as great plenty, by reason of its and others.
The upon the South and East parts is thick and foggy, occasioned through the and the Eastern part thrusteth it self forth into the and receiveth several of her Salt-water and which are not safe for the
The chief that this affordeth, are
It is severed into three principal parts, and which are divided into thirty in which are numbred 631 and for the benefit of the is traded unto by 31 many of which are of good account, which I shall take notice of in each part.
the most Northern part, so named from its chief City whose ancient name, according to was This part is a sort of which for extent exceedeth the other two, and is severed from that of (which lyeth South) by the River and the which was cast up, and scoured at the charge of King the First, for the space of seven from the said River unto that of for the further ease and benefit of the of for the conveying their by This Part giveth Title to the Right Honorable Earl of &c. And the chief places in this are
pleasantly seated on the side of a and on the River which divideth it self into several streams, and waters the lower part of the City, over which are divers for the accommodation of the in their passage to and fro. This City hath had the change of several names, and called it the and now It is a City of great Antiquity, and hath been far more magnificent and spacious, whose ancient ruinated places witness the same; being said to have had for Divine worship 50 which now are reduced to 15, besides its or It was a place of great strength and fame in the time of the and (according to ) it conteined 1070 and 900 with twelve having and and in the time of the (according to of ) it was one of the best peopled Cities in the and enjoyed a great both by and whose flourishing condition did occasion then Bishop of to remove his hither. And here King the Third ordained his Staple for the Mart of and Nor is it to be forgot that that noble and warlike who so often repelled the did here end his dayes, and was interr'd, though contrary to his command; having thoughts that if he were buried in the his very would protect the from the But this City hath not been without its In the time of the enforced thence their the like did King to the who had made fore havock thereof. On the here was a great fought by Earl of and Earl of against King in the defence of the in which the King was taken and laid in in Here was also a fore fought on the . betwixt King the Third and his who aided of in which the gained the and took divers of them It suffered also forely by which very much defaced and consumed its and by an Earthquake her Foundations were shaken and much weakned; wherein its fair dedicated to the and first built by Arch-bishop
|of was shevered in pieces, which was by rebuilt; and being not long after defaced by was for the most part repaired, and beautified by Bishop and finished to what it now is by of and other succeeding And notwithstanding these sad misfortunes, it is at present a large City, well inhabited and frequented, enjoyeth a good and its on is well served with the best in the neighbouring County sending in their many miles to buy and and its are well furnished with It is dignified with an where the hath his and whose at this day is the greatest of any in both for and numbring within its said extent 1255 of which 577 are and hath, under the government of its Bishop, six of and It is also dignified with the Title of an which at present is invested in the person of the Right Honorable Earl of &c. Its or as now standing, is one of the fairest and stateliest in all and so loftily elevated, that it meets the eye Southwards about 30 and Northwards about 50, whose equalleth the height of many in and in one of its is a (which they call of ) so large, that it requireth about 15 or 16 able men to raise and ring it. This City is governed by a two twelve who are clothed in besides a four a four at &c. enjoyeth ample sendeth to and is a County of it self, whose Liberties extend about 20 in compass, and is called the of the of|
Nigh unto this City, and where the entreth into the River is seated now a little but in former dayes very famous and large, conteining 200 and enjoyed many priviledges on the condition, that they should carry the whensoever they came this way, through the in their own along the and transport them as far as
or commodiously seated on the near the of note in former times for being the place where the Tyrant was stabbed to death by an unknown hand, as a just reward for his many outrages committed in the Country. It is a large and well built of a very considerable and hath a very good on for and
seated on the edge of a very good which hath a considerable on for
In this part stood formerly the ancient City of once the of a but now not so much as its ruins are to be seen, nor any memory left thereof.
or scituate on a and on or near the a small and hath an indifferent on
The of is in this part, made so by the Rivers and others; and extendeth it self in length from South to North about ten but in breadth not half so much; in which said circuit are seated several The flat and lower part of this towards the is and yieldeth a sweet calledby them Also in the great and tall have been in parts adjacent digged up: and the middle part, which is a rising ground, is and produceth great store of and not without the
seated on the River where there is a considerable or over into which said doth add a good advantage to the which is large and stragling; and hath an indifferent on
scituate on the River an indifferent but hath a good on for cattle and
or seated within half a mile of the River or rather the Sea, and in a flat and marshy rich ground, fit both for and It is a enjoyeth several hath the benefit of a and keepeth for the determining causes, punishment of petty sending to and is governed by a twelve a two of the a two two two The keeping his weekly on and the on It was formerly a very large conteining two and enjoyed a good occasioned by its commodious which being now choaked up, it hath lost much of its and grandure, it now contenting it self but with one which for largeness giveth place to few in yet hath it several and its are well built. Here was formerly an dedicated to St. and St. also a consecrated to St. and two and two all which are now reducd to ruins, and in their places houses erected. In the time of King the Second, it had a for the security of its which is likewise decayed. This had formerly the benefit of two weekly, the one on and the other on but at present that on is sufficient for the which is indisferently well provided with
seated in a Bottom, a very small but hath two and a very inconsiderable on
or seated on the side of a a well compacted and hath a on which is very considerable chiefly for and
This is of note for its ancient so called, said to be built by the after he had beaten the and by favour of who granted him so much ground as an Ox-hide would compass cut into within which he erected the Castle.
a small of little account; but of chief note for being a place frequented by the Gentry in the Sommer season, for the eating of It hath an indifferent on
seated on or near a River; a very large, well built, and inhabited governed by a and seven and hath weekly two on and that on being the chief, and is very well frequented, and considerable for and all sorts of
scituate on a branch of the River which affordeth good a small and hath a well resorted on chiefly for and
seated on a small which runneth through part of the which is neatly compacted and well built; and hath a on which is well served with and small quantities of
Not far from this is or where King the First received his fist breath.
seated not far from the in a part, and on a or which falleth into the as also into the River near a well compacted and hath an excellent good founded by of who also built Colledge in Its which is on is but indifferent, except for for which it is of good account.
seated in the a small and hath a mean on
scituate on the side of a an indifferent whose which is kept on is very considerable both for and
seated at the Spring-head of a River which falleth into the and on a low ground, an ancient and of note for its built by of Earl of but more famous for being the birth place of King the Fourth (surnamed of ) and hath ever since his time been one of the honours of the of It is also dignified with the Title of an which at present is in the person of the Right Honorable, Earl of The is but indifferent, and hath a small on
Near this is the burial place of Queen wife to K. the first.
seated on the River where another River brancheth forth, or falleth in, so that three parts are encircled with water. It is a and well built and hath a on which is very considerable for and all sorts of
seated on a small a of little account; and hath an inconsiderable on
seated on the near its joyning with the River and in a part; a small but in former time of note for its And its which is on is but small. KESTEVEN DIVISION.
The next of the three or of this County is which calleth being Northwards of and Westwards of that of Its chief places are
seated in the edge of the near and on the River now made which afordeth no small advantage to the and adjacent places; its driving a considerable especially for which is here made in great plenty; as also for which they have from It is a of good antiquity, from whence the or leadeth to the North; and was of note in thereign of the Third, at which time there was a for the of the and which hath been long since discontinued upon the removal to in at which time it was in great repute, and enjoyed large many of which it still keepeth, as the election of &c. and is governed by a and The is at present fair and large, conteining several and for Divine worship hath six being beautified with several fair begirt with a is well inhabited and frequented, and its which are on and are well frequented and furnished with affording and all sorts of in great plenty; but that on is but small. The is
|dign ified with the Title of an which is at present in the person of the Right Honorable Earl of|
or seated not far from and also on the River in a fenny ground, where Chamberlain to the for the hindring its overflowing, raised its banks, and built thereon divers insomuch that it became a great It is at present an indifferent and hath a small on
seated at the head of a Spring called which produceth a River which runeth through the which is of note for being the place where King was crowned. It is a large and hath a on which is very good for and
Here was formerly a very good which now is ruinous.
Not far from is one of whose named poysoned King
seated on the side of a a very ancient formerly of good account, now much decayed, and its ruinated; it hath a small on
scituate on the River a of good account, and well resorted unto; beautified with a for the education of Youth, built by Bishop of and a fair whose Spire exalting it self to so great an eminence, that it seemeth crooked to the eye of the beholder. It is a governed by an and twelve of the hath the election of and its which is on is very large, and well served with and all sorts of
Not far from at about 150 years since was found by a a of an antick fashion, supposed to be the of some chief Commander of the which was presented to of Wife and Dowager to K. the Eighth.
seated on the River over which there was a a which boasteth of its antiquity, more then of its present beauty, where oft-times are digged up of the wrought in checkered work.
seated in an angle, or nook of the County near in a delectable called yet highly elevated, and enjoyeth a fair prospect; built by of a noble extract, who also began a little near adjoyning. About this is found the called star-like, pointed with five or in former time of great esteem, for that they were held to give Victory to the wearer thereof.
seated on a River so called, a very large, well built, and inhabited formerly strengthened with a whose ruinous are yet standing. Its is on which is great for and and the after called the is so considerable, that it may be reckoned for a
The next and last of the three or of this County is which may be divided into the higher and lower; the latter of which being and was formerly much more pestered with waters, then now it is, since the draining thereof by the cutting of the and then did it abound with and which the were good gainers
|by, as they are now by the especially the which is become a considerable with them. This Part giveth the Title of an to the R Hon. Earl of The chief places in this Part, are|
commodiously seated on both sides of the River over which it hath a fair high and being near its influx into the is a place of considerable account, being well frequented and inhabited, and enjoyeth a good It took its name from one a holy and devout who at (as Authors aver) had a It is a fair and large of good antiquity, enjoyeth several hath the election of and as a or is governed by a twelve a &c. Its is fair and spacious, as also its whose or exalteth it self to a great height, and serves as a to and being, according to report, the best built in the world: And its which are on and are very great, especially for both and which are had at easie rates.
scituate on a sandy ground rising in that flat Country; a so called from its which is a fair Structure, built in the form of a with a broad in the middle, like a and indeed all hath very fair Free-stone though all that Country never produced a This whole is very large, and is divided into 4 or and This is famous for the best tasted called the It was formerly a good but now disused.
or a of good note amongst the but much greater in times past, for its famous founded by King of the in . It is seated very low, and amongst deep and miry ground, so shut up, that there is no access to it but by the North and East side, and that by narrow not admitting of insomuch that the have a That all the that come to are shod with It is seated in a manner like and its which are three, are severed each from other by runing between, and on the banks (which are raised up, & preserved by ) are set and next the is a place planted with Their are kept a good distance from the and when they go to milk them, they go in small or The chief riches of this is gained by and which they here take in the or in exceeding great plenty, which doth occasion the to be well Here is a small on
a fair and pretty where gave an ancient to the of in It is seated very waterish, and enclosed with and a Navigable River, which doth occasion it to have a very good having several and belonging unto them. Its which is on is very good for and
From this to which is 10 Abbot of afterwards Bishop of for the accommodation of made a of and through the deep and called it long since washed away.
seated in a Flat, amongst an indifferent and hath a small on
also scituate in a Flat, and waterish like an indifferent and hath a on very considerable for the great quantities of and here sold.
 Its bounds.
 Its soil. Its Rivers.
 The Air.
 Religious Houses.
 Its parts.
 Lindsey Part.
 Isle of Axholme.
 Glamford Bridges.
 Grimsby magna.
 Thong Caster.
 Market Rasen.
 Kesteven part.
 Great Paunton.
 Holland Part.