In the Conqueror's book of Domesday, we find a town or place of
this name, held by Stigand in King Edward's time, and then in the
Conqueror's hand, and farmed or took care of for him, by William de
Noiers: it then consisted of two socmen, 17 acres of land, and one of
meadow; in King Edward's time there was also half a carucate, but
not at the survey, and was valued with Stigand's manor of Mileham,
then in King Edward's hands, who afterwards gave it, with the
manor of Mileham, to Alan, son of Flaald, ancestor of the Earls of
Arundel. (fn. 1)
The monks of Castleacre held two parts of the tithes of William de
Kirtling, in the reign of Henry III.
This manor or place was valued in Mileham as a beruite to it, and
probably stood near to that town in this hundred, (where it is mentioned by the survey) and as I find it named with certain other gifts in
this hundred to the priory of Castleacre, I have thought it proper
here to insert it.
William, son of Walter de Gressinghale, gave 6 acres of land in
Kirtling, with the rent of 8d. per ann. to the said priory.
William, son of Hubert Hunter, of Gressinghale, gave 9 acres in
Kirtling, and the rent of 8d. per ann. which William, son of Walter
his cousin, was to pay him.
|| T're. Stigandi Epi. quas custodit
W. de Noiers.—In Kirtlinga ii soc.
xvii ac. t're. et i ac. p'ti. T.R.E. dim.
car. mo. nichil. et hoc. e. in p'tio. de