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Dalby Old Hall Holt

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Partney; Parthenai

In the civil parish of Dalby.
In the historic county of Lincolnshire.
Modern Authority of Lincolnshire.
1974 county of Lincolnshire.
Medieval County of Lincolnshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: TF412698
Latitude 53.20655° Longitude 0.11164°

Dalby Old Hall Holt has been described as a probable Timber Castle.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.


Partney: Castle mentioned in a charter of 1141-2 (Bodelian MS. Fairfax IX, f. 105v, cited in Early Yorkshire Charters X, pp. 114-5) perhaps that at Dalby (TF 412698). (Renn)

Nothing is recorded at Renn's map reference in PastScape. The location is marked 'Moat' on the 1891 OS map. Nothing apparent on aerial photo. Is this 'moat' a bailey ditch for a motte in small wood called Old Hall Holt? Map hints of circular feature in wood and part outlined by boundary fence. Earthworks of DMV recorded to north of site. What was the relationship between Partney and Dalby? They are adjacent parishes. The loss of Dalby village somewhat distorts the modern map. Domesday records Partney and Dalby as distinctly different manors. The main manor of Partney was held by Gilbert de Ghent in 1086, that of Dalby by Hugh, earl of Chester. Good tenurial histories of Lincolnshire manors are scant but there is little to suggest these manors were ever in the same hands or otherwise confused. There is a possibility this earthwork does represent a defended manor house of the C12 but is is unlikely it was the recorded castle of Partney.
See Partney.
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