CORTLINGSTOCKE ( Palimentary commissioners in 1650)
The meaning according to Elbert Elkwell "Corts place or farmstead"
(The personal name "Short" meant "Short" in Anglo Saxon
A Brief History
The Normans conquered England in 1066 and compiled a sort of Income Tax return Domesday
Book in about 1086. At that time several manors in Costock were held by Saxon thanes
Gordic and Algar.
The first Norman lords were Roger and Ralph de Birun (later Byron), the de Birons
took the title de- Cortinstock. Robert de Biron gave the churches at Costock and
Rempstone to Lenton Priory who held them until it was disolved in about 1540.