Greasley Castle Farm, on Church Road and Manor Farm, on New Lane were connected in the 14th century when the land was owned by Nicholas de Canteloup, who endowed Beauvale Priory. Both farms have mediaeval remains – castle walls, fishponds and earthworks at Castle Farm, and some building remains at Manor Farm.
Both farms are now owned by the Hodgkinson Trust, and the family are very keen to delve into their history, to discover more about them, and to preserve both farm sites for posterity.
A project group has been set up to carry out research and report on its findings. Some investigations have already been carried out at Castle Farm, and the group will build on that.
FARM-FEST 2016 will be held on Farm Open Day, Sunday 5th June at Greasley Castle Farm, Church Road, Greasley. NG16 2AB
It is being held to raise funds for the project, and the proceeds of the day will be spent on starting the research, both documentary and landscape. There is no charge for entry, but all donations will be gratefully received.
In addition to other attractions, visitors will be able to enjoy unique guided tours of the castle remains – an opportunity not to be missed, as the site is not usually open to visitors. Put the date in your diary, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place, and see the next newsletter for more information about what will be an exciting, full-day event.
Jenny Page MA – Project Manager