Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire: Volume 1, Republished With Large Additions By John Throsby. Originally published by J Throsby, Nottingham, 1790.
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Doomsday Scorvely.—And Besthorpe.
This was of the Soc of Newark, and was rated to the public Geld, (fn. 1) in the Time of King William, at two Carucats and an Half.
(fn. 2) In the Record of Nom. Vill. 9 E. 2. Scarle, and Besthorp answered for one Villa, and the Bishop of Lincolne was certified to be Lord.
(fn. 3) There was a Recovery, 1 H. 8. wherein William Pocklington, and Elizabeth his Wife claimed against Robert de Lawethorpe of Yorkshire, Gent. one Crost, fourteen Acres of Meadow, eighty Acres of Land, and twenty of Pasture in South Scarle.
(fn. 4) The Vicarage of Scarle was 10l. and a Prebendary there (I suppose of Lincolne) Patron. It is now 5l. 2s. 6d. in the Kings Books, and the King Patron.
Is a small village. The lordship borders upon North Collingham, and is enclosed.
The church is dedicated to St. Helen. Its tower contains five bells. It is a prebendary in the church of Lincoln, proper and patron. King's books 5l. 2s. 6s. Its clear yearly value is stated in Bacon, at 29l. 2s. 0d. Archiepisc, pro Syn. 9s. val. per ann. in mans. &c. 3s. 4d. Incumbent Rev. Thomas Orme.