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- Toft Newton is a civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.
- The name 'Wigtoft' derives from the Old Norse and Old English, "vik-toft", meaning 'curtilage by a creek'.
- high, a toft with an enclosure and two houses, a small hill, and a group of three houses and an enclosure.
- The long, narrow plot boundaries extending back from the older houses are an example of the typical medieval pattern of 'toft and croft' agriculture.
- In the village, just under the west face of the present Howell Hall, is evidence of Medieval settlement: rectilinear raised areas bounded by hollow ways that suggest toft or other buildings, and just further to the west, ridge and furrow field systems.
- The village of Tofta dates from Medieval times. The oldest preserved text where the name is mentioned, is from 1304. The name may be related to the Swedish word "toft", meaning thwart.
- He was married for the first time in 1967 to librarian Aase Toft.
- A map dated 1712 shows two rows of dwellings and toft enclosures in the village.
- The same document reveals that St Nicholas also held the land of Peekie and a toft and croft at Lundin (between Leven and Largo).
- During the reign of William I, in a confirmation to the St Andrews Cathedral Priory, included ‘-the church of Tealing (Angus) with the ‘priest’s toft’ and the ‘letters and toft of the deoradh’, indicating the importance of the keeper’s position in formal church ceremonial.
- According to Dorward (1995), the placename "Kettletoft" means 'Kettil's croft' although "toft" in this context may mean 'abandoned site of house' from the Norse [...].
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