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On the hill are the remains of a Roman camp, probably the site of the Roman town of Arquis. The field which comprises the Roman camp is called the Countess Close, from the Countess Lucy, wife of Ivo Tailbois, who in the time of William the Conqueror was Lord of Holland: the whole manor of Alkborough belonged to the Countess Lucy: in the time of the Norman Conquest, or very soon after, a small monastic establishment existed in Alkborough as a cell or offshoot of the monastery of Spalding, it was inhabited by three monks and a secular chaplain, with a prior over them; this cell ceased to exist in 1220, but the farm house belonging to Magdalen College, Cambridge, stands on the site: the maze, known as "Julian Bower", was undoubtedly made by the monks while the cell existed.
.... [Entry From Kelly's Trade Directory for 1900]

WALCOT is a hamlet half a mile south. Walcot Hall, the seat of James Goulton-Constable esq. JP, FSA is a pleasant mansion, with beautiful grounds, described in a survey made in 1649 as " built of stone and brick and containing one hall, one kitchen, two parlours, six chambers"; but of the age of this there is no record; additions were made in 1700 on the south-west side, and on the south-east in 1800 and in the latter year all the grounds and gardens round the hall were laid out and planted.
..... [Entry From Kelly's Trade Directory for 1900]

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There is a war memorial & tablet in the churchyard.

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