Monument record M4114 - Deserted village of Grimston, Wellow




Grid reference SK 68099 65800 (point)
Map sheet SK66NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Wellow, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The village has long been decayed, but can be located by the name Grimston Hill and the site of Jordan's Castle (the old manor house) close by. (1)
The foundations of many of its buildings can still be traced. (2)
Site of deserted Med village of Grimston (above grid ref). (3)
Located from field names on Wellow Enclosure Award. The village was formerly visible on the ground but has now been ploughed out. The road here has been straightened… what appears to be a gulley was then (1840-2) called Deep Lane. It has now been filled up and a garage stands on the made ground. (4)
There are no surface indications of desertion at either above grid ref, or in the general area of Grimston Hill. Local enquiries regarding building foundations were negative and the whole region is under extensive cultivation. Air cover not available locally. (5)
See also M's 4109, 4115, 4117 for more villages.

<1> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 250 (Published document). SNT1383.

<2> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 65 (Published document). SNT670.

<3> Beresford M and Hurst JG, 1971, Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies, p 200 (Published document). SNT477.

<4> Barley MW, 1957, Nottm Med Studies, pp 75-7 (Published document). SNT263.

<5> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 250.
  • <2> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 65.
  • <3> Published document: Beresford M and Hurst JG. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies. p 200 .
  • <4> Published document: Barley MW. 1957. Nottm Med Studies. Cistercian Land Clearances in Notts. 1. pp 75-7.
  • <5> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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