In Skegness ans Winthorpe: Lot 1ft
A new Brick and Tiled MESSUAGE or TENEMENT, with Out-Houses, and other Conveniencies; and also divers CLOSES of RICH PASTURE and MEADOW GROUND thereto belonging, containing together by Estimation 51 A and 2 R (be the same more or less) called or known by the Name of Bishop Bridge Farm, now let to Widow Buckles, as Tenant at Will.
Source: Stamford Mercury – Friday 22 June 1787
Note: the term messuage equates to a dwelling-house and includes outbuildings, orchard, curtilage or courtyard and garden. At one time messuage supposedly had a more extensive meaning than that conveyed by the words house or site, but such distinction no longer survives.