Kirton in Lindsey from Roman Iron Town to Saxon Cathedral City


by Paul Mack

Kirton has been settled for millennia and, after the Roman invasion of 43CE, almost certainly became a town of some importance and may have acquired the name Syddensis. By the time of the Anglo-Saxons there is reason to believe that it was a major Christian centre and could have been the location for Lindsey’s cathedral – a subject of great debate among experts.

Paul has spent over two years researching the Manorial Rolls and other primary and secondary sources in an attempt to uncover Kirton’s hidden past.