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The lost village of Greasley

Started by gash, February 07, 2017, 04:28:51 pm

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Steve Darken late Clerk to the Parish Council mentioned the project to me early in
2003. We discussed the idea and it was decided to put forward a bid for financial
backing from the Heritage Lottery fund through the Countryside Agency. With the
help of Groundwork Greater Nottingham we were successful in receiving a grant.
Asking groups or individuals to help in the search for the village of Greasley formed a
steering group, which included a former councillor Ken Marsland who had spoke of
this as a possible project after the completion of the Parish Map - a community based
celebration of the Millennium featuring Greasley's natural and man made landmarks
which is now on view in the Parish Hall.
Although Greasley was mentioned in the Domesday Book no road signs had been
erected until 2005 to indicate where Greasley actually was.
Many visitors to the area seeking St Mary's Church often were at loss to its location.
Travellers on the B 600 had no idea that they were passing through the historic village
of Greasley or Griseleia, as it was known in lack of road Norman times, although it
has had a number of different spellings during the centuries.

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