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Desirability of Laceby

So these factors would have made Laceby an attractive settlement place. Although before 500 AD it must have been very marshy, with the back a lot wider than now, and also tidal. As recorded in "A Lincolnshire Date Book" - between 95 AD and 125 AD "the Humber flooded to a width of fifty miles" . Because of this the high salt content of the soil would have made it unsuitable for growing crops. The higher ground neareer to Barton Street would have been more suitable for a settlement. But, before dealing with the first village of Laceby let us go back and briefly dispose of other matters concerning the earlier history of this area.